How to Check Your Twitter Spam Score
If you've been on Twitter yet then you've definitely noticed the number of twitter spam that is starting to show up. It's starting to look like my email inbox! So I went looking for a way to find out who's a spammer and who's not, because with just over 5,000 followers and following, and twitter spam is getting smarter, it's harder to tell!
I can not even begin to tell you how many twitter spam profiles I block per day, it's ridiculous! I mean do you really have to @reply to me with your spammy link? I guess it's working for some people with very low ratios, for a limited time anyways. Until Twitter discovers how to weed them out better.
So I went to Google and searched for twitter spam, of course, and came up with a story on Mashable about TweetBlocker. Now this sounds interesting.
They take Twitter profiles and give them a grade based on how long the profile's been around, the ratio of followers to following, and if people report twitter spam on the profiles. Makes a great one-location to keep up with this stuff!
My score for my profile was A +, so I'm no spammer. I did notice that some of my real-life friends who are not twitter spam had low scores, despite being long-time twitter users. So it's not 100%. Which is why they have grades from A – F.
It allows you to unfollow and block everyone based on their certain grade (or you can pick individuals), which I promptly did with everyone who was rated a D or an F. The C grades were hard to distinguish, so I left them as- is.
Tell me what you think and how it works for you! And what's your spammer score?
By the way, the easiest way to tell if someone is a spammy profile – you'll notice the profile picture. If it's some porn model, a wad of cash, or something stupid silly like that. Or a profile picture you've seen like a thousand times already. That's a good easy sign of a spammer. I like to hit "unfollow" and block on these people real quick! That way I can see what my real friends are tweeting!