Friday, May 18, 2012

How to stop Twitter from tracking you online

Twitter has a new feature out called 'Who to follow' basically helping you find people who you might want to follow on Twitter. This feature has been announced on a blog post and we have written about it as well. It is a very simple update and it works like this. The feature will track your movements all across the web and based on websites you visit. Suggested users will appear on your 'Who to follow' timeline. These websites and blogs must of-course have a Twitter button or a widget. These buttons and widgets can in turn send back information to Twitter and they are able to track which websites or blogs are receiving the most tweets or follows. This information is then passed down to Twitter users allowing them to find great Twitter accounts to follow. Read more about it in our previous post. if you would like to stop Twitter from following you this is what you need to do.

How to stop turn-ff or disable Twitter from tracking me
1. login to twitter
2. Click on down-arrow beside the human face icon.
3. Choose settings
4. Beside personalization uncheck the box before 'Tailor Twitter based on my recent website visits'
5. You're done
If you are logged-in to Twitter click here to go to your settings page. 

This will stop Twitter from tracing and tracking you across the Twitter ecosystem.

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