Did you know that your tweets are fed through APIs to ANYONE who wants to use the APIs?
I do close monitoring of “PokaPaloma” and my Twitter content keeps ending up on websites that 1) I have no affiliation with and 2) that I never gave permission to use my tweets. The website owners are using the Tweets as a quick way to load the website with “fresh” content.
In order to stop my tweets from being fed, I had to change my settings to private – share only with my “followers” – and that impedes communication and the growth of my Twitter community. Now anyone who wants to “follow” me – has to be approved by me. Really, that’s not my personality, I don’t need that much control.
I just want my tweets to be Public to all Tweeters and NOT be duplicated on other people’s websites without my permission.
Why can’t Twitter have an option where I can be Private to the World and Public to the Twitter Community? I started a Suggestion in the Tweetdeck Services area: Please click the link and vote to keep your tweets PRIVATE by encouraging Twitter to add this option:
Note: Changing my settings to Private made the PokaPaloma on Twitter on the right display a Twitter Login dialogue box to all my visitors, so I had to change my Twitter profile back to Public.