Go green – block and report the spammy @replies you get

Posted: May 18, 2010 in Twitter

The spamming and phishing tweets are becoming more frequent… it only took them 3 years.  But they’re here now.  Accounts like @JunieHarry3413 adding your name to a tweet with some like I received this afternoon (and 3 or 4 other times this week… and last week):

NEW fascinating Discovery, http://is.gd/bWPom?=9677 @mdutta @Wendy

I know not to click on them.  You know not to click on them.  But do the rest of the folks on Twitter know not to click on them?  Help us out.  If you get one, at the very least spam it.  If you’re using Tweetdeck, it’s only one click.  ‘Block and Report Spam.’  There are more of us than there are of them and if we’re all spam listing them, maybe they won’t outnumber us faster than we can report them to the Twitter spam police.  In a way, it’s kind of like picking up litter.  Such an easy effort here and there to help keep our community clean.

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