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Private Twittering

Recently more and more of my non-technical friends are checking out Twitter.

A great example is my wife Lauren

I think she is getting a kick out of reading my various tweets now. She has started twittering as well. It may get a little embarrassing but we’ll see.

One thing I hear from some non-technical people is the reaction to public tweets. “Do you mean, anyone can see my twitter updates?”

My answer of course is “yes”. That’s the best part in my mind.

But for some people that doesn’t seem natural. At least right now.

It’s not yet obvious to everyone but Twitter has always had privacy built in. You can create a Twitter profile and keep it private if you want. That means only people you approve of will see your tweets.

Many users actually have multiple Twitter profiles. One is public while the the other is private. Some workgroups within an office setting find this setting useful too.

In case you are interested, here’s how to keep your Twitter profile private.