Excerpt from Voactiv
Written by Alejandro Alba
Many people will use the new year as an excuse to sport a new look, get rid of bad habits or accomplish new goals. But the new year is also a great opportunity to start with a clean slate on social media.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are some of the most popular networks that are used to share personal thoughts, private moments and political rants. Sometimes people overshare or unintentionally post things they later regret (like when they’re drunk). Others are increasingly concerned about how social media companies use their data, about encountering trolls or bullies online (or maybe you were a troll, now reformed) or by what future employers might snoop on their feeds.
Deleting an account and starting a new one is not always a great option, especially if you’ve built up a following or network. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to do a social media cleanse of existing accounts. Vocativ has looked at a handful of online tools that could help.