I recently used the free version of TweetDelete. I tweet a lot of liberal trash talk, mostly as a lurker but I retweet with a vengeance!
I have five traditionally published books and my editor requires that I tweet as part of my writer’s platform. It never bothered me to have my sweet romance tweets mixing with my reformed Republican dogma.
But now I was entering a contest where I tweet a pitch in a specified time period hoping to catch an agent’s eye. Chances were good, they might look through my tweets to see what kind of mess they might be getting into by giving my pitch a heart.
Well, let me tell you, my tweet history looks like my politics are to the left of the Black Panthers. So, I turned to TweetDelete.The free version was easy except remembering my password for Twitter. It will delete your last 3200 tweets for the month or less, in my case. Here are some of the reasons to use it from the website:
- To prevent a new employer seeing something regrettable that you said on Twitter a couple of years ago.
- To remove references to an old partner after starting a new relationship.
- To repurpose an existing Twitter account (e.g. for business use instead of personal) and remove everything in it.
The premium service is $14.95 per month and allows for more selective deleting as well as archiving your tweets. The free version will allow setting up an automatic delete function.
The free service worked well for me! Now, my twitter history looks like an author who reads other authors and I created a separate account for my left leanings. Author Twitter account: Dixie Jarchow@DixieJarchow