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I want my tweets on Twitter to remain private and not be visible to anyone except those I designate as being able to view.

How do I accomplish this?

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I already mentioned this on a facebook thread, but it is worth mentioning again: If you are truly concerned about the privacy of twitter (or any social media) it would be prudent to communicate those messages in another format. – Jeff Epstein Jul 2 '10 at 19:27
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You need to check "Protect my tweets" on http://twitter.com/settings/account

Only let people whom I approve follow my tweets. If this is checked, your future tweets will not be available publicly. Tweets posted previously may still be publicly visible in some places.

Protect your tweets

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If your intent is to share your tweets only with coworkers, you may want to look at http://yammer.com.

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