Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Another Spam Twitter Follower

I have to laugh when I see people who obviously are not celebrities and have nothing worth twittering about racking up thousands of followers. It makes no sense!

I don't know about you, but I sure get sick and tired of what I call "spam twitter followers" who obviously are looking for folks who auto-follow back new followers. Here's one that showed up in my twitter alerts this morning: Rene Kabler.

So who IS "Rene Kabler"? "She" is selling stuff: one of the links that appear in her tweets direct your browser to "sticky" pages, difficult to get out of. The other lands on a "blog" that presents itself as being authored by "Deon Phillips".

I clicked on links contained in what appeared to be legitimate "personal tweets" - and - you guessed it - the links connect with marketing sites. You won't find "Rene" on Facebook. Google turns up nothing. No blogs, no social media websites. Nada. You will find "Deon Phillips" on social media, but not the one portrayed in the twitter account.

Anybody out there who can figure out where these pictures associated with the twiter accounts came from and the real identities of the two women pictured?

Beware of false twitter followers!


They use odd names.

Their tweets seem to only contain RTs (re-tweets), either with the new style or the old RT style or both.

Most tweets are from twitterfeed or similar services.

They follow too many people.

They follow you but they don’t put you in their listings. The list feature is there for us to categorize people we follow so if they follow us based on certain interest they should have put us in a certain category.

They never use the default web interface but tweet only from clients (desktop/mobile). Real people use the web interface from time to time.

They just followed you today but their last tweets are ages ago. Or they have "0" tweets. Worth blocking!

Their tweets always contain something like “How to get more followers for free” or anything similar. Real people don’t care about getting more followers because what matters is getting real followers, not fake followers
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1 comment:

  1. I got the same two bitches on my twitter - banned both of them


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