Saw a "delete this account" thread earlier and was reminded of the various ones we get on IRC and the like. Anyway with so many putting all they have and more online it seems the droolers in career/job application advice places have taken to telling people to sanitise things. Doubly so as a few years back (it has since become if not illegal then very dubious in many places) potential employers were seen to be asking for logins to accounts http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/21/facebook_employer_login_request/ One of the pieces of advice, especially it seems for applying to postgrad courses of various flavours, is to essentially delete everything. Also in play are any stories you had from promotions, interviews and the like where someone had clearly been playing private investigator ( http://taraftartekstil.com/threads/online-identity.379375/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrjT8m0hcKUp or just stuff like African Drug Lord). Maybe you were also in the position of being involved in employing someone and played it yourself.