People are increasingly adhering to social networking platforms (SNP), and such adhesion is often unreflective, which makes them alienate data, actions, and decisions to tech giants. This essay discusses what happens when, eventually, someone chooses to cancel their participation in a large SNP. This is a theoretical essay, whose narrative resembles a theoretical-empirical manuscript, grounded on the author’s experience and his subjective perceptions regarding being out of the WhatsApp network (nowadays, the main SNP instance in the world). This study proposes a definition and implications of the supposedly new “digital near-death experience” concept, a metaphor for the well documented near-death experience (NDE). A research agenda is also proposed.