I am trying to clean my Google hits and I notice that a lot of them are Twitter services. Is there a way to block these services from making profiles for me on their site?

So far I am starting to revoke access to those connections I have authorized. But there are also other services that I have not given access.

  • twitlist
  • topsy
  • favorious
  • twistar
  • twimages
  • etc.

Would the only way be to set my profile to private?


I doubt you can do anything about most of these third party services, because they only create a profile out of what you have publicly provided on the internet in most cases. You can try complaining at these sites and request for a removal, but then that might open you up to more spam, perhaps? Revoking access would help only those legitimate app requests you have approved earlier.


Some services can automatically grant access to themselves when you are specifying twitter username and password when you log in to this services. I can give a lot examples like Echofon, Tweetdeck, Twitpic... My advice - if you don't need this services anymore - revoke access to them, and if them will appear in your list later - change your password and complain to twitter administration.

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