Wow. Having spent the past hour and a half at this, it becomes apparent that many sites make it difficult to close one’s account– or even to find out how to do so! There were at least five to whom I’ve had to send a request via email (replies pending), and one whose structure did not even allow for deleting– only to go through and delete each bit of info from your profile (DeviantArt).
So far I only feel slightly less cluttered as a result. It puts me in mind of the Thoreau quote, “Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.”
All this in mind, I will not create any new accounts for frivilous or momentary purposes, so if I decline a photo album or an e-card, don’t take it personally.