Twitter Spam

image Is it just me or is Twitter spam on the increase? I have had a stream of notifications of today telling me that someone is now following me. You can tell that these are spam accounts as they have only one update and multiple followers. Oh, and the scantily clad woman in the picture is also a bit of a give away! You can block these individually but what would be really good would be if I could reject anyone who has, say, less than 10 updates.

There is a Twitter feed with advice and guidance on spam (@spam) but it is pretty limited.

Is anyone else having this problem and do you have a solution?

  • Don’t use autofollow. I don’t get any spam at all, cos I only follow a select group of people, and I’ve very cautious about adding new people.

  • Neil Thompson

    Hi Steve

    I am not using Auto Follow – this is people choosing to follow me. I can’t find any way to only allow followers when I have approved them. Right now it seems that anyone can follow me whether I like it or not.