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How to delete your Twitter history

In recent weeks, several high-profile people have come under fire for tweets they made years ago. Disney fired director James Gunn from the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy for “inappropriate tweets” and a Milwaukee Brewers pitcher came under fire for tweets he made when he was 17 years old.

So what do you do if you want to delete tweets or Facebook posts you no longer want out there for the world to see?

You can use TweetDelete to automatically delete old tweets every day. You authorize it to connect to your Twitter account (and you can revoke this access at any time by visiting your settings page on your Twitter account.) You can select how far back you want to delete (or how many months worth of tweets you want to keep).

When it comes to Facebook, there is a Google Chrome Extension called Social Book Post Manager. It allows you to delete all posts or certain posts containing certain keywords (or names). We talk about that 16:30 into the interview below.

Mary Wieden and I also chat about what’s going on in the social media world here:

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