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Currently: “So many dependencies.”

What it took to delete my 'like' history - Tom Eastman

https://tom.eastman.nz/2020/06/what-it-took-to-delete-my-like-history/

A cautionary tale of how difficult it can be to sensibly clean up your traces on social media.

Research using social media as 'traces' needs to be mindful of the complexity of this in the context of user consent - if this is the level of difficulty for an experienced software developer, does this imply that for most users history is append only. What are the implications for consent and user control?

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