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Hey, Twitter spammers: I may finally be on to you (an introduction to TrueTweet)

Jun 11, 20122 mins
Data and Information SecuritySecuritySocial Networking Apps

I got a Twitter message this morning that I’ve never seen before from a new follower: “(Twitter friend) uses TrueTwit validation service. To validate click here…” That was my introduction to the TrueTwit validation service.

I know, I know. I’m slow to the party on this one. But now that I’m here, I want to express a quick thanks to the folks who came up with this.

First, for others who are as slow as I am, here’s a description from the TrueTwit site:


TrueTwit is a service committed to making it easier to manage your Twitter followers without having to wade manually though spam users. TrueTwit attempts to validate your new followers to see if they are human as opposed to automated bots. We are hoping to help you more easily manage your follower list without giving up control.

The Future

TrueTwit is working on a system that will allow TrueTwit users to check for bots and spammers without using direct messages.  We expect to have this system in place soon.

I get a lot of follows from spambots and weeding them out is a tremendous pain in the backside. I’m grateful for any tool that’ll do it for me.

But before I dive in, I’m interested in any feedback current TrueTwit users may have — good and bad. If you choose to share, please use the comments section of this post so others can benefit from your findings.