Many Twitter users have recently been greeted with the following “Be found on Twitter” box when they log into their Twitter account on the web.
What seems unusual about Twitter’s efforts to “make it easier for people to discover their friends and colleagues on Twitter” is the two options they present to users – “Good to go!” and “Ask me later”.
Seems like Twitter should also offer a “No I don’t want to be found, Don’t ask again!” box.
By virtue of the fact Twitter hasn’t offered this third type of option, I would then guess they have additional plans beyond their just “make it easier for people to discover their friends and colleagues on Twitter” claim.
With an a Twitter advertising platform imminent, the additional location, email and phone data they happen to gather on users will surely also be used to help Twitter target advertising based on the data users provide.
Until Twitter offers the “No I don’t want to be found, Don’t ask again!” box, I will continue to x out the “Be Found on Twitter” box each time its presented.