Andy Carroll’s Bebo profile proves the internet never forgets
Luckily for the now 23-year-old, the page (last updated when he was 16) doesn’t offer up anything too incriminating, apart from revealing his fear of spiders, love of The Jungle Book (it’s “an unreal movie”) and a fairly lax understanding of grammar and punctuation.
Nonetheless, the discovery does bring to light the importance of undertaking occasional social media audits. While the likes of Bebo and Myspace are by no means at the forefront of the social stratosphere, they are still there, housing thousands of now-defunct and probably horribly embarrassing profile pages.
Of course, given the boom of social networking start ups around the mid-noughties, there’s every chance you can’t even remember what you’ve signed up to, let alone the log in details you need to access your archaic account. Fingers crossed your online skeletons reveal nothing more cringe-worthy than the, ahem, bare necessities of your life.