There's nothing worse than being rejected from your top choice college or losing out on a new job because of a stupid photo you once posted online.
If you're looking for a way to delete some of those drunken Twitter rants and unflattering frat party photos, look no further: Someone just invented a genius way to erase most of the cringe-worthy things you've posted on the internet.
Deseat.me is a new app that lets you erase embarrassing things you've posted online by deleting all the social media accounts linked to your Google account.
However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to cleaning up your online presence, and therefore hiding your degenerate weekend activities from potential employees and universities.
The simplest way to spruce up the results of your Google search is by beefing up the security settings on your social media accounts and deleting all the old accounts you don't use anymore.
This is where Deseat.me comes into play.
The app gives you a list of all the accounts and services you've ever linked to Google. Then, it provides you with a direct link to their delete pages, and even gives you instructions on how to erase the accounts.
While deleting your unwanted accounts is certainly a great place to start, there are some things on the internet that can't be undone by you simply deleting your Facebook account.
You know... like that super inappropriate photo you agreed to take during spring break in Cancún, or that news story about you getting into a drunk altercation outside McDonald's at 3 am.
Unfortunately, it's a lot more difficult to delete incriminating content of that nature from the internet.
However, it turns out you can push these reputation-ruining things further down on your self-Google search. At least this way, it will take people more effort to uncover the fact that you can be a bit... uh, embarrassing.
In order to do this, you have to create "clean" social media profiles that will rank higher when you search for your name. Therefore, these profiles will appear before all the bad stuff.
Since Google has a tendency to give Google-related things higher rankings, you might want to start by creating a Google Plus account and filling it full of photos that'll make you seem like a model citizen.
At the end of the day, keeping things off the web completely is a lot easier than trying to do damage control and deleting the things that have already ended up online.
So, yeah: You might want to keep this in mind the next time you're contemplating whether or not you should post that photo of you and your BFF doing keg stands at a party.