Twitter has made it increasingly difficult to use 3rd party clients for your news feed, meaning it is also more difficult to avoid their personalized algorithm and ads.
If there is one thing worse than a personalized news feed it is one that is personalized badly, based on an incorrect understanding of your interests.
Fortunately, Twitter does let you see your twitter interest list and view what it thinks you are interested in, simply by visiting:
The data appears to consist largely of items you may have searched for or liked, but also includes some pretty odd deductions by twitter’s AI (no, I’m not a fan of Pre or Post Malone).
Fortunately, Twitter allows you to easily edit the list and remove (though not add) items from the list.
In any case, see your twitter interest list and clean up your interests today and by visiting your page at twitter here.
To do the same on Google:
- Go to your Google Account.
- On the left navigation panel, click Data & personalization.
- On the Ad personalization panel, click Go to ad settings.
- Turn on Ad Personalization if it’s off.
- Under “How your ads are personalized,” select your personal info or interests.
- To update your info, select Update. Follow the steps on the screen.
- To remove an interest, select Turn off. Confirm by selecting Turn off.
- To bring back an interest, select What you’ve turned off. Choose an interest and select Turn back on.
Lastly, for Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/ads/preferences .