Twitter is a very successful social media that too many webmasters, users and more are using it do discover what is new in the world. And from a couple of weeks ago Twitter introduced a new feature called ”Who to Follow” which makes Twitter be more personal recommendation engine for your iPhone, and this way works very simple any site that calls Twitter code — like a Tweet or Follow button — can report your presence on that site back to Twitter. Gadget sites. Car sites. Movie sites.Gaming sites. Any. Site.
We determine the people you might enjoy following based on your recent visits to websites in the Twitter ecosystem (sites that have integrated Twitter buttons or widgets). Specifically, our feature works by suggesting people who are frequently followed by other Twitter users that visit the same websites.
So maybe a lot of you don’t love the idea of feeling that someone is tracking him at every site he get it and store information and more and that’s because of “Who To Follow” feature while if you are trusting Twitter and would value more personalized “Who to Follow” recommendations, then you may not care. If you don’t trust any big internet company, aren’t interested in social recommendations, and basically think your personal information is too high a price to pay for any free internet service, then you have some options.
So here’s what to do as the following:
STEP 1: Open Twitter.com from your iPhone.
STEP 2: Tap on “Me” button.
STEP 3: Now go to the bottom of the page and tap on “Sign out” Just as shown in the picture below.
Opt out of Twitter’s personalized recommendations
Now this is a very important thing you must do it before go away. Sadly, this method can’t seem to be done via the iPhone-optimized mobile Twitter webapp,so you’ll have to break out the full, desktop browser version of Twitter.com. So here is the deal.
STEP 1: From your computer go to Twitter.com.
STEP 2: Select on Account button to open the drop-down menu and click on “Settings”
STEP 3:Scroll down and uncheck the Tailor Twitter based on my recent website visits
STEP 4: Now re-enter your password to confirm.
That’s not all also I have discovered that witter supports “Do Not Track”, a system that users can opt into that prevents web services from following their browsing habits. Again, it would be better to have users opt into “Allow Track” than making them figure out how to opt out via “Do Not Track” but this is currently the hand privacy is dealt.
Unfortunately, not all browsers support “Do Not Track” directly yet, including Mobile Safari on iOS. For desktop Safari 5.1 or later:
- Click on the **Safari* menu
- Choose Preferences…
- Check *Show Develop menu in menu bar**
- Click on the Develop menu
- Choose Send Do Not Track HTTP Header
For more information on how to enable “Don’t track” I advice you to go Twitter Supports “Do Not Track”
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