I deleted my Facebook account a few months ago. Last week I deleted my Twitter account. This article perfectly sums up why: https://www.wired.com/story/im-deleting-all-my-old-tweets/
When I signed into Twitter today, they informed me of “Important Updates” – which take effect on May 25, 2018 (coincidentally the same day the GDPR takes effect, but the GDPR is not mentioned.)
Instead of the lovely bold “Got It” button, I went for the “Review settings” link below it in fine print:
I was surprised how much was enabled:
But not anymore!
Props to Twitter for 1) notifying me of the changes when I log in, 2) providing a link to review the settings (even though it was tiny, it was there) and 3) making it easy for me (even as a non EU resident) to opt-out of individual uses of my personal data. You’ve set an example for others to follow.