Posts Tagged ‘twimailer’
In April, I wrote a post about a Twitter application called, Twimailer. Twimailer is a service that shows you details about new followers. It includes the number people they are following and that are following them.
I thought it was a pretty convenient way I could decide if I wanted to follow someone back. What I hadn’t realized at the time, is that it is a great tool to manage and block Twitter spammers.
True, if I am not following them, I won’t see their posts, but I like Twitter and I want to keep the environment useful.
This morning, I had three follow request in my inbox from people whose only tweet was im into finding a nice guy , interested ? – with a link that followed.
Needless to say, I blocked those users immediately from the link provided at the bottom of the email. I also reported the users as spam – another quick link at the bottom as well.
If you are starting to get a larger amount of followers, Twimailer makes it easier to sort out the wheat from the chaff.
I am not talking about your Twitter Ranking and how many cool people you are follow or are following you. I am talking about knowing who is following you when you get that first follow alert email.
Twimailer has a nice service that shows you a little bit about a user when the original notification comes out. The service gives you some insight about how many people they are following, their location, their bio and few of their most recent updates.
I really like the idea that it comes to me instead clicking onto twitter to determine if they are worth a return follow.
As twitter starts to grow and the number of follow request expands with it, this service helps me triage quickly.