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Cautionary tale from a Twitter 'share-cropper'

Paul McNamara | March 25, 2013
Twit Cleaner is a popular web app that has been used by hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to clear deadwood from their accounts.

"It's definitely rough as the sands shift beneath your feet, but that really gets back to my primary lesson: Being a share-cropper (building something on someone else's platform) is a fool's paradise. Fun while it lasts, but ultimately doomed."

Somewhat surprisingly, Dawson hasn't lost his sense of humor, as evidenced by this tweet he sent days after his announcement: "Just realized that I'm going to have to clean my Twitter account manually from now on. Wow, that's gonna suck."


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