I don’t want to make too much out of this, but just wonder how others see this. This has started out slow and has lately been much more prevalent. But in Twitter if I mention a company or group as part of a Tweet, the next thing I know I am being followed by someone, or sometimes 3 or more people that have ties to that company or group. I know I can choose to follow or not, or even block them, but until recently I haven’t had to make too many of those decisions … and I know this sounds really petty, but I liked it better when I didn’t have to think about this much.
Personally I don’t generally follow people back unless on their Twitter page they tell something real about themselves and have a link to a blog or a web page they have something to do with. And I know others do about the same. I also block anyone that has a porno site or seem fairly “seedy” in general. I know some people “live and let live” and don’t block anyone, but as an elementary school teacher I don’t want to have to explain to someone why I ALLOW some sex site or whatever to follow me on Twitter when I could have blocked them. I hate to say this, but especially as a male elementary teacher IÂ feel I have to be extra careful – I have been taken aside and told by school district administration that I am not to hug or touch kids really at all … note that my female counterparts are not given that “suggestion” but I have been told that more than once (and not because there had been some issue, just because,Â “We don’t want there to be.” ).
So have others had this “spam” Twitter followers issue come up more of late? People that follow you right after you have mentioned something in a Tweet that somehow connects to them? Does this bother you at all? Is it all OK?
Learning is messy!