I finally get round to closing my Ecademy account!

Ok, so after about day 6 of trying last summer I just forgot about it and got on with my life.  Until someone sent me a link to Paul Walsh’s blog where he provides a link straight through to a ‘delete your account’ page.  This page is pretty much invisible if you’re trying to find it from inside Ecademy.  At least it was to me.

Not having used Ecademy for over 6 months, I followed the link and deleted my account.

On the one hand, you can’t blame them for hiding the ‘get me the hell out of here’ link.  Networking sites like Ecademy are all about ‘claimed numbers of members’ (however loose the definition of ‘member’ might be).  Sadly, it’s all about keeping those numbers up to convince advertisers and partners to part with money.

In reality, Ecademy’s ‘membership’ number was always hotly disputed by increasingly pesky self-styled sleuths whose investigations started to show how shockingly small a percentage of Ecademy’s claimed active members were actually that.  It became clear to anyone with a brain in the last couple of years that a large number (some even suggested a majority) of Ecademy’s members were completely inactive and had been since their addition to the system.

I’m not going to get into a discussion of why I didn’t find Ecademy useful or its increasingly spammy approach – there’s plenty of discussion online in other places if you’re interested.

So, around about day 180ish and I deleted my account.  Or did I?  Some say that if I were to go to Ecademy and try to sign in, I’d be through to my old account again Facebook-stylee.  I’ll let you know.

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