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c
c

I just deleted 176 apps that had access to my Twitter account. #AMA

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kitt
kitt

@c that's .. a lot of apps. How did you come to have so many?

c
c

@kitt I had been "collecting" them since 2011 as a habitual social application user. There are obviously a lot of social related platforms that had Twitter apps. I think a lot of them were just using Twitter to collect my name, avatar, and email address. Lots were early Twitter applications that have since died.

kitt
kitt

@c nods Did you delete the apps by hand one at a time?

c
c

@kitt I couldn't find a way to do them in bulk, so sadly, yes, I deleted them one at a time. :(

kitt
kitt

@c upside, "only" 176? ;)

c
c

@kitt The worst part was that I copied and pasted a list of them and their initiation dates for some potential research/posterity. So the manual process was even longer... Thank goodness I don't use Twitter for any/many of those old reasons anymore.