The other day I had a little chat on Twitter with my good friend Brankica from OnlineIncomeStar about Twitter. We were chatting about all the fake accounts created every day and how frustrating it is. Many of these accounts are created by auto-bots and people that want to get attention by spamming all us real people that love to use the Social Media every day. The chat gave me the idea to write this post. Not that I expect anyone from Twitter to read this post, but maybe it can help start a debate about an issue I think many of you can relate to. Why is Twitter not doing more to reduce the spam?
Don’t get me wrong. It is not that I love E-Mail or SMS validation or just can’t get enough of entering these fun CAPTCHA letters to create an online account. But how often are we actually creating new Twitter accounts compared to the time we spend on dealing with fake Twitter accounts each week? At the moment I have about 600 followers, but to be honest I have no idea how many of them actually are real people with real intentions that wants to connect with me.
There will always be fake accounts on Twitter
Well okay. I am not expecting Twitter to solve the problem with Spam and fake accounts totally, but I would love if they would try with some new initiatives to reduce the among of fake accounts that are created on a daily basis. Let’s face it. It is way too easy for spammers to create a new fake Twitter account. All you need is an email address and it is not that hard to get all the free mail addresses you want. At least Twitter could change the sign up process once in a while making the bad guys have to redesign there auto-bot scripts. I guess that could be a good and easy start.
Instead of solving the spam issues that have been on Twitter for a very long time Twitter have a feature called Twitter Verified Profiles. Verified profiles can be identified by a blue badge on the right side of the profile names. Verified profiles are not for anyone, it is something that Twitter controls. Typically accounts that get the Verified Profile status are stars of music, politics, actors and other famous people that are exposed for being impersonated. It might be a great feature, but it does not solve anything about regarding the spam issue.
Get it fix Twitter, we can’t stand anymore fake spam accounts.
I love using Twitter and I am connected to my Tweeps almost every day, but all the spam from fake accounts is very frustrating. I really think it is time for Twitter to do something serious about fake accounts and auto bots, just like Google change their algorithms once in a while to make the search results better. Verified accounts do not solve anything in my objective and are not for ordinary people anyway. Come on Twitter you can do better. You need to do better.
Now it is your turn. What do you think about all the fake accounts and spam on Twitter? Is it just something we have to live with or do you like me thinks that Twitter can do better? Please leave me a comment below and share this post on Twitter