I have become more active on Tweeter in the past months, mainly due to a self-imposed Facebook hiatus. I just found Facebook to be so tiresome and irritating (not just the platform but the people using it). I have had my Twitter account for many years now but I rarely use it. Now that I have been using it a lot, though, I realized that it is NOT exempt from spam.
What am I talking about?
Direct message spam. This is one of the most common things I get. I receive DMs from people I don’t know.
Retweets. I love how you can retweet messages on Twitter but sometimes, they just clutter up my timelines! What’s even worse is that I am not even interested in what some people retweet.
Tweets from those I follow. Yep, they can inundate my timeline as well.
The bottom line here is to KNOW who you follow and who follows you. Every single day, I get “follow” e-mails and many times, I have no idea who they are. Now I know better than to follow people I don’t really know. Once, I even got a “The Real Carrie Underwood is now following you” e-mail. Guess what? It wasn’t the real Carrie Underwood.
More so, disable the autofollow feature. This doesn’t make sense as you get all sorts of followers trying to fish for their own followers. Again, filter those you follow.
Another thing you can do is go to this link: http://twitter.com/spam. They have some practical and useful tips that can help you address Twitter spam issues.