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Block or Spam? Which to do on Twitter?

 

Blocking someone is something I do when they are simply nasty online, either to me or just in general. They may not have been outright spamming, but I just do not want to connect to them, nor see their tweets, etc. This is a Block.

 

A telltale Spam report would be someone posting a tweet with no update and simply a list of Twitter user IDs and a link. They are trying to get people to click the link - whatever it is for. Using a list of Twitter IDs lets them try and reach more and more people to do this. That is a spammer. Click report as Spam and feel okay about it.

 

You can also tell a spammer from looking at things like followers, following and # tweets. Seeing a user with 10 followers, 1500 they are following and 1000 tweets...they are a spammer. They follow tons of people, no one follows them back and they have tweeted tons of times. Zero tweets posted is also a sign of a spammer when combined with low followers and high following.

 

Block = annoyance - you just don’t want to see them / tweets

 

Spam = outright spamming of links - too many tweets with links or no tweets at all

 

Try some blocking and spamming this week and let me know if it goes well and what you found.

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