Many sites do it today, why not Twitter right?

Today, Twitter announced that they will be experimenting with targeted adds. What this means is they are going to go down the same path as well known sites such as Facebook and track you around the web and share information about you with advertisers. For now there is a way to opt-out, but as we have all experienced in the past (that which we should learn from) the ability to opt-out will be to no longer use the service.

One thing I can say about this is they are being honest and upfront about it.

For now, to opt-out of the new tracking:

  1. Log in to Twitter and visit your account settings page.
  2. Uncheck the box that says “Tailor Twitter based on my recent website visits.”
  3. Uncheck the box that says “Tailor ads based on information shared by ad partners.”
  4. Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”