Just after I celebrated my 1000th twitter followers, I was wondering, with the increasing number of Twitter spammers, how many of my Twitter followers are real? How many are spammers?
TwitBlock could help to spot spammers among your Twitter followers. It has a points system to order your followers with the most likely spam at the top of the list.
How to use TwitBlock to spot a spam?
TwitBlock use OAuth for Twitter authentication. No login information will be exposed to the site.
After you have approved TwitBlock, it will start scanning your Twitter followers and generate a list with most likely spam at the top.
You can then analyze each Twitter profile and “block & report” the spammer. If the listed profile is not a spam, you can mark it as “not spam”.
Does TwitBlock work?
With the help of TwitBlock, I managed to spot over 60 twitter spammers, blocked them and reported to Twitter (read my previous post: how to report a Twitter spammer) for them to take further action, e.g. suspense of account.
Please note that it is important NOT to rely on the TwitBlock point system. If a Twitter user is new, chances are TwitBlock will suspect it is a spam (follow many, no followers).
TwitBlock helps you by generating a suspected-spammers-list and you still need to check each profile to confirm a spam.
Try TwitBlock now and tell us how many Twitter spammers you have blocked.
P.S. TwitBlock also provides a bookmarklet to scan an account at its Twitter profile page.
P.P.S. Follow me at @liewcf
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