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Add-on Tools, Follower Management

TweetBlocker – cleaning up the Twitterverse spammers

TweetBlocker goes after one Twitter spammer at a time by creating a Twitter blacklist.  You are able to immediately check any Twitter username without logging in by entering it into a simple box on the main page.  Top spammers are listed across the bottom.  The page itself is eye catching and done well with graphics of comic crime fighters.

you can log in to get a personal spam report and they have a bookmarlet to quickly report spammers you encounter.  I will save my thoughts on Twitter spam for a true blog posting at TheSocialNetworker, it doesn’t apply to our site reviews for sure.

I tested the check to see if it is a spammer box at the top before logging in and got an alphabetic rating along with the reasons why.  My sample got an A+ with the following:

  • This user has been around for a long time
  • This user has a balanced ratio of friends and followers
  • This is an active user

I appreciate this and understand it, simple and plain.  I then logged in, via oAuth, to get my personal spam report.  One in there is a clean interface with those following me graded letters A+ down to F.  I can see the avatar of each user and their percentage score as well.

From there I can invidually block each user or do a bulk blocking.  I could sort by percentage score and grade.  I could then easily click a details button for each one to see why they got that grade from the system.  I humorously had a grade of F for one person with the percentage of 1.  Definitely a spammer.

Lastly I could enter a name and report someone of being a spammer if I wished.  This is an awesome tool that will come in handy.  Beware that someone might get a low grade if they just signed up, followed some people and have not tweeted or have private feeds.  Just a caution.

However it seems PhoneSexAngels somehow landed an A because they have been around and tweet a lot, with unbalanced numbers of friends and followers.  But they will give you a discount if you mention twitter when calling, LOL.

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About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

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