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Gini Dietrich

On Twitter? Change Your Settings

By: Gini Dietrich | March 20, 2011 | 
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Twitter FINALLY has created HTTPS settings.

If you’re on Twitter, I recommend (if you haven’t already) getting on there and changing your settings stat.

This will encrypt your account information when you’re tweeting on an unsecured. WiFi network.

1. Log on to twitter.com.

2. In the upper right-hand corner, where you see your Twitter handle, click the triangle and scroll to settings.

3. Click settings and scroll to the bottom.

4. Click the box next to “Always use HTTPS.”

5. Click save.

6. You’ll have to re-enter your password.

Then it’s complete!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

19 comments
dannystarr
dannystarr

Anyone know how the this is affected by the use of twitter clients like hootsuite? I never use twitter.com.

MelissaCynthiaMartin
MelissaCynthiaMartin

Thanks ever so much Gini for this valuable insight!

Melissa Martin, bilingual social media and career strategist

careercoachingyphone.com

Twitter: @ravingredhead and @melissacmartin

janbeery
janbeery

Annnnd Done! Thanks Gini!

jeanniecw
jeanniecw

Gini says "do this." So I do. :)

hackmanj
hackmanj

You are so current, thanks for this... :)

Have a great week!

Ana | Traffic Generation
Ana | Traffic Generation

Never think about security until one gets hacked! :)

Thanks for the tip, Gini; I will reset mine just because you said so.

Ana

Lori
Lori

Thanks Gini! Did it!

Have a good one!

Lori

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@dannystarr You should change the settings on Twitter.com because it affects all third-party apps.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@hackmanj Thanks! I'm headed over to your blog shortly to check out our podcast.

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