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This question was answered on 23rd of February 2011, 05:37 AM

How can you cancel your account?

Posted by Christine Foley — 17th of February 2011, 16:28 PM

I need to cancel my account with twitter counter but I'm not seeing where I can do that.

Sam Wierema

Posted on 18th of February 2011, 11:12 AM

Unfortunately there is currently no way to cancel or delete your account from Twitter Counter. The data for your account is public and could be re-added at any time. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Louise F. Rhodes

Posted on 19th of February 2011, 16:49 PM

That's ridiculous - there's no indication that you're signing up to anything, then all of a sudden you have an account.

Andrew Walker

Posted on 21st of February 2011, 11:18 AM

Agreed, 'not very chique'. Soon after signing up I realized the service was not as insightful as I had hoped it would be. The majority of clicks brings me to the "sign-up (&pay for a premium account)". Please make it possible to cancel accounts or at least manually cancel mine.
Many thanks in advance.

Denise Mitchell

Posted on 23rd of February 2011, 04:44 AM

I agree that there should be a way of cancelling your twittercounter account. I clicked on a link on a blog that I followed thinking that I was clicking to follow him on twitter and the next thing I knew I had this account. I didn't agree to any of this beforehand. Not sure that this is ethical.

Sam Wierema

Posted on 23rd of February 2011, 05:37 AM

Closing or "deleting" your account is as simple as logging out of Twitter Counter and removing permission for our app The Visitor Widget from Twitter's settings page http://twitter.com/settings/connections.

The data we collect is publicly available via the Twitter API. All visitors to our website can track the basic statistics for every Twitter user available via the Twitter API just by typing their names in the URL. We use the collected data to create a page with a historic graph of a given user's Twitter statistics. Tracking and displaying this data does not constitute an account, but merely a page on our website.

Only when you have signed in to Twitter Counter via our login button and have gone through the OAuth process do we create a personal account associated with your Twitter user. This account, as stated at the top, is quickly closed or "deleted" by logging out and removing permissions.

I should add, as a side note, that the numbers we collect are always available and visible on your own Twitter page, even if your account is set to private.

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