Why you should not have a private Twitter account

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In this tutorial I discuss why you should not have a private Twitter account if you join Twitter. Twitter is an open network, and you largely defeat the purpose of Twitter if you make your account private.

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Many people who first open a Twitter account have a very valid concern about the privacy of their tweets, and who may be reading what they write. There is often a natural urge to make a Twitter account private for whatever reasons. You might think that I will say that you should never do that, but there are some instances where you may do well with a private Twitter account.

But no matter how well you might do with a private Twitter account, you will almost always get more out of Twitter with a public account. That site is simply meant to be used as an open platform.

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