If you use Gmail or Google Apps for email (and maybe others) you can use
sign up and unless you tell people what the string after the "+" no
will be able to find you.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 21:10, Scott Haneda <talkli...@newgeo.com> wrote:

> On Jul 8, 2009, at 4:22 PM, Doug Williams wrote:
>  It is not possible to view a user's email address. Additionally, it is not
>> possible to perform a user lookup based on an email address.
> This is not entirely true, though can not be done through the API.  I had
> friends find me on twitter, and for month, never knew why.  It is quote
> simple to load an email into gmail, and add that to twitter and it will look
> up any user with that email.
> I wish this feature was able to be disabled.  I have had to create a junk
> email account in twitter, just so I have some privacy.  I get that the posts
> are not private, but I had an account that was not something I wanted people
> to connect with me.  That is too late now.
> No where on the twitter Web site is it explained that your email address
> can be used as a way for users to locate you.
> I personally believe, this should be explained in detail on the join page
> where you enter in your email address.  And I should be able to opt out of
> this feature.
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