Sunday, March 13, 2011

Twitter Followers You Don't Want Tweeting on Your Twitter Page.

Today I had to block a Twitter Follower of mine.  I didn't really know the person when they began following my page, but thought nothing about it at the time.   Well today I saw about four tweets on my page that they were explaining what parts of their own body they were touching etc...    Gross!!!!!
So thankfully someone else was commenting on Twitter today about spammed comments and where to go to find out how to block them.  I'm so glad they tweeted this information, because I used it to block that former follower from my page.
I went to 
which is in the Twitter Help Center   the section is called To block a Twitter user.
1.  Log in to your Twitter account
2.  Go to the profile page of the person you wish to block.  I had to click on one of their comments on my twitter page, then on profile to get there.
3.  Click on the gear icon  it kind of looks like a black circle with spokes on the outer edges of it.  This brings up a drop-down Actions menu.
4.  Select Block from the options listed on the drop-down Actions menu.
What this does is help in the fact that
Blocked users can't:
                       Add your Twitter account to their lists
                       Have their @replies or mentions show in your mentions tab (although these Tweets may
                                                                                                                  still appear in search).
                        Follow you.
                        See your profile picture on their profile page or in their timeline.
Please note:  that if your account is public (i.e., not protected), your Tweets will still be visible on your public profile page.
Twitter doesn't notify a user when you've blocked them, but because they will not longer be able to follow you, they may notice that they've been blocked.
Some may then start hitting your facebook page or private blogs, in which case you'll need to find out how to block them on those if needed.
I'm sure many of you have already had this problem and dealt with it.  Pretty much my first yucky encounter.
Good Luck to everyone who has to, or has already been blocking scum bums.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, I guess I better keep a closer eye on my Twitter account!