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Each year I delete all my old tweets.

• They’re difficult to search through.
• They’ve probably lost most of their context.
• You might have changed your mind, or they’ve become outdated.
• Shitposting is usually a lot less funny in retrospect.

• The dubious ability to quote tweet an old take/prediction that turned out to be true. (How many times have you seen the someone do this with a prediction that turned out wrong?).

It’s pretty easy to automate. You’ll first need to sign up for the twitter developer API, but once you’ve got a key you can use something like python-twitter to delete everything with a timestamp in a certain range. You will also archive them easily as part of this process, so you’re not really losing anything.