I just did a little Twitter house cleaning, blocking about 60 followers who looked … suspect. My criteria for blocking is very scientific and includes –but is not limited to– the following:
- Anyone who follows 500+
- Anyone with a number in their name
- Anyone trying to be anonymous
- Overly cute names
- Just about any business (unless I know you)
- Anyone who uses the terms “SEO” or “social” in their profile bio
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If I blocked you and you’d like for me to reconsider… you’re way too needy. But email me and we’ll talk.
[10 hours later] The Twitter spam is coming way too fast. I’ve blocked almost 100. Giving serious thought to protecting my account.