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  1. How to not use Twitter API to backup & delete your profile

    Twitter is really dumb and everyone should delete their accounts. I wrote a different piece on why, so let's just accept that premise. OK, well deleting seems scary because many people have spent years posting on Twitter with tons of original content and photos and whatever. The idea of deleting all of that just to spite Twitter is pretty extreme. But Twitter doesn't own your data—you do! So take it back.

    In this post, I'm learning as I go with Twitter API and hope to accomplish the following:

    1. Get access to Twitter API fuck it
    2. Use Twitter API to download all my old tweets and photos just scrape it
    3. Delete all tweets from my Twitter account
    4. Bonus: put the content formerly known as tweets on my own web site

    So let's get started and see how this unfolds.

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    Posted 2021-06-12 04:20:00 EST by henriquez. Comments