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Have You Ever Deleted Your MySpace Profile?

A recent article from CNET revealed that Facebook doesn't permanently delete profile content when users delete their profiles, which forced me to confront something about myself. I don't want to alarm you, but sometimes I have a love/hate relationship with my tech. On one hand, I love being as connected as possible with my iPhone, laptop, iPod, WiFi, Bluetooth. On the other hand, I sometimes yearn to shut it all out and be unreachable, be mysterious again. But I'd have to say the biggest conflict I have is with my social networking profiles.
I have been able to get in contact with long-lost friends and classmates, but I am also wary of having personal information out in the open for people that I don't want to contact me or even know what I'm doing. In fact, I've come close to deleting my MySpace account many times, but I just can't do it. I can't be alone — have you ever had the same thought, or gone through with it and deleted a social network profile?

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LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 9 years
I joined myspace a couple of years ago for the hey of it. Finally I got smart and changed my private information to everything fake, and locked it down, so unless you know my email address you're not going to find me (with the exception of my old school mates because that's who i've been wanting to get in touch with). We all moved off and poof they're gone. And I reconnected with my best friend all through grade school, she had moved to another state and we wrote letters and talked all the time, until she got with a crappy man had a baby and disappeared. Now I've found her again and I'm actually going to see her again this summer. That makes my year! It's not all bad, but it's a lot of drama if you read too much into it.
enSue enSue 9 years
I'm not a MySpace fan, but I use it to keep in touch with close friends that are hard to reach through other means. If it were for them I would have deleted my account long ago.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I don't believe in the b.s. that is myspace so i wouldn't even bother to get one. The very idea of a public diary defeats the purpose of it altogether. If you want to talk to me, tough luck! I guess you'll just have to put your back into it and either call me or email me.:D
papa-bear papa-bear 9 years
I have myspace and facebook and never considered deleting either one. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you use the privacy settings. Put a neutral picture up and set it to private and the most anyone will see is your headline and profile picture. You are at about as much risk having your name in the phone book in all honesty. If all a potential employer can see is a picture and a headline (that isn't outrageous or inflammatory) the only thing they can base a decision on is your face which they are ultimately going to do anyway so perhaps its a good thing if they don't bother wasting your time calling you in anyway. Oh and people, you are REQUIRED to put any personally identifying info into myspace profiles. It's only as 'dangerous' as you make it. People harassing you? Click 'block user' and they can't message you again. I'd worry more about Facebook anyway. They REQUIRE you to give more information and it is shared with application builders. Most just use the age and gender but if Facebook slips up and lets one in who culls a phone number/addy you could end up on a spam list. Stop the technophobia! :)
ziolablu ziolablu 9 years
i deleted my profile, because my boyfriend acted as if my myspace contacts bothered him. we've been together for awhile now and i have a new account to keep up with friends... i just don't reply to contacts from strangers.
proseccogoddess proseccogoddess 9 years
I deleted my MySpace account last year after my Ex kept messaging me even though my profile was "private" he could still contact me and it bugged me. So I deleted it! I've kept in touch with the people I really wanted to reconnect with from High School. I was able to clear 2 years of not talking to my ex-bestfriend though MySpace. We're friends again so I can't totally dis MySpace but I'm over it. :)
adry_long adry_long 9 years
The only time I've thought about deleting all my profiles is when I go log onto and see people's profiles who have died accidentally. It's somewhat eerie to think that if you die, your profile remains frozen in time like that.
blusugie blusugie 9 years
sls1825 sls1825 9 years
I've never bothered with myspace or facebook. I just don't see the point. If I need to talk to my friends I'll call them. I also don't feel the need to reconnect with old friends. If I don't talk to them anymore, there is probably a reason for it.
singleinthecity singleinthecity 9 years
I got rid of my MySpace account because I started using Facebook a lot more. I've made my account unsearchable on Facebook, so I add the friends I want. I don't want to be found really.
DejaVecu DejaVecu 9 years
I barely log in. I have a few people I talk to, but I am, and always will be, an in person sorta gal. I won't use Facebook b/c of the whole Beacon fiasco...resolved or not. I just like decorating my profile page a lot, so that's probably why I keep it. LOL. :} It's just something to kill a few minutes or so, but not an important part of my life. I used it more when I first joined, but that's only interesting for a limited time. I just don't think anyone cares what song I am liking and I don't blog...except for movie or book reviews.
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
what happend to the rest of my comment? <
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
i had one and deleted it a year ago and i dont miss it at all. People assume that my boyfriend made me delete it because i talked to other guys on it... BS! stay out of my life and out of my buisness!DONT BE SPREADING RUMORS! QUIT MAKING ME THE CENTER OF ATTENTION! JUST SHUTUP! <
Purple-Damsel02 Purple-Damsel02 9 years
I didn't know about the whole employer checking them out kind of thing. I'm addicted, I need to get away from it! I'm pretty skeptical on who I accept adds from on MySpace... but I mainly use it for new local bands!!
nuttmegs17 nuttmegs17 9 years
Yeah, you definitely need to be careful...I work in a big firm and Partners do ask their executive assistants to search facebook and myspace profiles of people already on their team to ensure nothing is out there that would reflect badly on them...somebody's always watching! So even if you are past the interview stage and feel secure with your job, be sure to keep it in check!
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Molly, I just heard the other day about how everyone online was trying to kill you. I mean, at the time it meant nothing, but they were definitely planning to kill a "Molly" and now here you are so it must be you...right? You know, they could have been saying "lick molly," but what the hell does that mean?
mollydiane mollydiane 9 years
I don't have anything personal on my MySpace profile. I don't even have my name or pictures of myself. I'm convinced everyone on the internet is going to kill me.
alillee alillee 9 years
I've had 3 myspaces that I have deleted. This was in high school and my first year of college. I haven't had a myspace in a while now and I really don't miss it!
warau warau 9 years
I deleted my myspace account a few months ago. I only use facebook now.
laurel9894 laurel9894 9 years
heres my myspace theory: if they only way u can connect with me is through a computer- then we arent really tight. if u want a relationship with me- find out my number and holla.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
I deleted mine and then created a new one when my cousins got on.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i had a myspace account for awhile, but i never updated it and i got way more spam or creepy guy messages so i deleted it after a couple of months. i prefer facebook, but even there i'm starting to get the creepy guy messages.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I deleted my MySpace profile because I got so many emails (even after making it private). I use Facebook just to keep tabs on old friends but not sure how much I like it.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Yes I deleted my MySpace profile. I don't like MySpace. I also deleted Tagged. I have a Facebook account but I don't check or use it regularly. Just once a week to check messages. I only keep the ones I enjoy the most---Friendster and Multiply.
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