Before completely dismissing the failed New Year's resolutions of the last couple months, resolve to at least take stock of your digital spaces before the winter season ends.

Idle social media accounts generate spam and phishing attempts. If no longer using a social media site, it is best to delete the account, which will only take a small amount of time. AccountKiller provides instructions for deleting accounts and public profiles from many of the most popular social media websites.

Before creating a new social media account, check the AccountKiller website. It maintains a rating system for social media sites. Websites that do not make it possible to delete an account end up on the “blacklist,” while websites that allow users to delete their accounts easily are “whitelisted”. 

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