Why 'tweet deleters' are choosing to erase their digital past

What gets lost when you erase the digital past.

This story first aired in March 2015.

Spark producer Dan Misener takes a look at 'tweet deleters' -- people who use software to automatically delete their tweets after a set period of time. We ask why some people are choosing make their tweets self-destruct, and what gets lost when you erase the digital past.

In this story, we also heard from Meg Leta Jones and Matthew Lazin-Ryder. Matthew mentioned he uses TweetDelete.


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