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August 28, 2014 6:34 PM   Subscribe

Several different Twitter users with accounts showing female faces have followed me on my Twitter account with the same line - so, what's this about?

I noticed because I check out what followers I've gained. Several accounts with profile photos of women have followed me with the following in their bio:

"If she's a little jealous, that means she cares. DM me ;) xo"

(I think *maybe* some have followed me, unfollowed me, and then followed me again? Or is that crazy-talk? I haven't really kept track.)

1) So, what does this mean? What the hell?
2) Is it rude of me to just block them? Or should I just not care?

I'm not interacting or following them back, and I don't know any of them.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome to Technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
It's just spam accounts.
posted by leesh at 6:38 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


So yeah, block them!
posted by leesh at 6:38 PM on August 28


It's spam, trying to get follow-backs (or trying to trigger your auto followback if you have it). Block and report.
posted by Lyn Never at 6:38 PM on August 28


Definitely report as spam.
posted by birdherder at 6:42 PM on August 28


Ahh! Okay, so guilt-free blocking and reporting as spam, as advised. I've just done my first one - was easy as pie.

Thank you.

Is it alright to block companies that follow me for no apparent reason? Some of them are so odd, like "lifestyle surveys" and the like. OK to block? Report as spamming as well?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:43 PM on August 28


To be clear these are not people. They are bots, created by software to look enticing to rubes, then DM or tweet links to computer viruses once they've accumulated enough followers. Often they get banned, and they decide who to follow/pursue somewhat randomly but also in packs. Report enough of them and they'll go away.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:45 PM on August 28


I am a rube, but I prefer "country bumpkin" if you please.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:46 PM on August 28 [16 favorites]


Feel free to block as much as you desire. If it looks like an honest company (just annoying) I'd leave it at that rather than reporting for spam, unless they have spammed you, in which case, go for it!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:46 PM on August 28


Didn't mean to call you a rube! They can smell politeness is all, I bet.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:48 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


i love blocking! i block spam accounts, businesses who follow me for seemingly no reason, really insincere looking 22 year old country singers with fancy denim (and then, of course, jerky guys who show up in my mentions to insult me for being a woman). block with wanton abandon.
posted by nadawi at 7:01 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


As someone who runs a business Twitter account that's not spam and a personal blocking enthusiast, I would ask that you not report businesses as spam. It makes me and my peers sad. Block away, but save spam reporting for the bots and assholes who deserve it. :)
posted by mostlymartha at 7:22 PM on August 28 [2 favorites]


I block/report as spam those bots, plus anyone incl legitimate businesses that 'auto-DM' me if I follow them.
posted by modernnomad at 11:11 PM on August 28


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