I just finally had enough and blocked about a third of my Twitter followers.  I was just tired of looking at my “Followers” column and seeing nothing but links and bullshit.  I may yet go back and whack a handful more, but I was overly-generous on a couple of them because they’re motorcycle-related and that is at least a vaguely legit thing we have in common.  The mortgage stuff, Dove chocolates, assorted other “every single tweet contains a link” – ker-BLOCK.  And all of the ones with “make money free” tweets got reported for spam.

I always feel a little like an elitist prick for doing stuff like this, but in this case, said feeling is stupid.  I’m 98% positive that every one of them never read a single thing I actually said and could generally give a fuck less that I exist except to pad their numbers.  But I still feel weird that there’s a possibility, however slim, that someone’s a real person who wanted to hear what I had to say.  And I basically told them to fuck off.

So, if perchance you’re reading this and I blocked you, drop me a line.  Over/under on responses received:  0.0.

But hey, at least now I’m confident that over half my followers are actual, real people!


8 Responses

  1. I don’t tweet, twitter, whatever it’s called. I figure I’m already doing good to be able to log on to the internet and blog without breaking anything. Let’s not push my luck. I call myself “technologically challenged”. Bad Pants calls me “an IT Nightmare”.

    If someone you did away with is a real follower, they read your blog. They’ll see your tweets anyways. ‘Nuff said.

    That’s kinda what I siad.

    I resisted Twitter for the longest time until Tiffany and Vix finally lured me in. I figured it might cut down on my blogging, but it hasn’t. It just gives me an outlet for the occasional two-sentence witticism – I’ve occasionally posted things like that, but usually I didn’t bother. Now I do!

  2. Don’t feel bad, I had to do the same thing. As it turns out I have to do this at least once a month.

    That’s the sucky part of the internet.

  3. I had to do that on my other account. 90% of my followers were porn bots. And half of what was left was pervs that made me feel uncomfortable.

    Which is why I had to delete it.

    Becca, I combined your two comments. And my reply is: And that’s the REALLY sucky part of the internet.

  4. I wouldn’t worry. There’s very little on the internet that’s irreversible.

    Which is sometimes very, very sad. And/or scary.

    Those pics of little Mary Sunshine flashing her bra in college are there Fo’Evah! So much for that Senate race…

  5. Nothing wrong with cleaning out your closet.

    I can’t be bothered with twitter. Keeping up with the blogs is enough for me.

    I hear ya. I just got tired of missing out on Tiff and Kim and Vix’s funnies.

  6. hahahaha! I don’t twitter, although I do have an account. I do FaceBook, but I absolutely refuse to “friend” anyone that I haven’t actually spoken to. Is that elitist? I don’t fucking care 🙂

    I had a Myspace account a while ago that I created specifically to meet new people. I made a few cool new friends, but largely it was just a timesuck, so I switched it to private, started this blog, and let the Myspace account die.

    I have specifically avoided making a FB account. My blog habit is about all I can maintain.

  7. I have a Twitter account but don’t use it. I find it annoying because I’m supposed to use it for work but I protested. If I did that, then I’d have to think of work stuff every day to post and I just don’t want to do that. So there.

    But apparently Lady Gaga is following my brother. I have no idea why.

    Mythbusters is following me! Woohoo!!

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