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Blocking followers on Twitter

Now there’s a thought! But why would you want to block people from following you? I just read this blog post about how to block unwanted Twitter followers. It recommended a service called Nest Unclutterer. With this service you can supposedly protect your privacy from marketers and businesses, and remove inactive followers.

I have one word for this service … unnecessary! Seriously, if you’re worried about your privacy, then either make sure you don’t tweet about things you don’t want others to know, or simply don’t tweet. The same would apply to pretty much any social media, for instance Facebook which recently have made some changes to their default privacy settings.

When it comes to so called inactive Twitter users I honestly don’t understand what the fuss is all about. Personally I welcome anyone who wants to follow me on Twitter. The more, the merrier! What is an inactive user? Do the author of the blog post I read, as well as the people behind the service Nest Unclutterer, mean tweeters who don’t tweet? If that’s the case, then they’re sooooo wrong. As I stated in a previous blog post about Twitter users, just because you don’t tweet it doesn’t mean that you’re not active. It may be that you’re simply only interested in reading what others tweet about. All Twitter users may not have anything they want to share with others.

Anyway, I’ll let you make your own mind up. Here’s the link to Nest Unclutterer.