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I can't stand Twitter Bots but they are allowed

Updated on September 26, 2012
I'm a real person - not a twitter bot.
I'm a real person - not a twitter bot. | Source

This hub is about twitter and how many people are using bots on twitter.

In case you don't know what twitter is, it is a social networking media site, that has many users.

People who use twitter are

  • Celebrities
  • Bloggers
  • Hubbers
  • Just regular people
  • Webmasters
  • kids with cell phones
  • more

I understand that people have things they want to promote. things like

  • A website
  • A blog
  • A hub page
  • Something they are selling
  • A picture they like
  • A video of them doing something
  • something that makes them money

What I don't understand is how anyone can think that they can just get a bot & post links & never respond to or even acknowledge that you exist, when you are their follower.

Twitter is supposed to be a interactive social site,where users talk to one another and communicate ideas etc.

You can even build list on twitter.... for an example of a list,

I like to play guitar so I caould make a list and name it guitar and add other guitarist to the list.

What is happening to twitter is sad, the bots are taking over.

Bots, simply post links & spam constantly, they aren't real people so they could care less about having any interaction with you,they just want you to click their links & make them money.

Ways to spot a bot on twitter

  • Ask the person you think is a bot a question.if they don't answer, they could be a bot.
  • Send them a message - If you don't get a response in a few years - they could be a bot.
  • If they are constantly posting tweets - They could be a bot.
  • If they have over 10K tweets - They could be a bot.

What I do when I spot a bot on twitter

  • I don't follow the person.
  • Then I post a tweet letting my followers know I am removing a bot.

The tweet will be worded like this

@the bots user name on twitter UNFOLLWED because I think they are a bot. Please Re-Tweet Thanks.

Usually when I do this my followers will Re-Tweet the post & let their followers know that the person is a bot and they can not follow them if they choose.

If you use twitter & Hub-pages we can help each other out.

  • we can build a list called hubpages
  • Add all our fellow hubbers to it
  • Re-Tweet our new hubs
  • Help to generate traffic to our hubs
  • Possibly make more money by getting more views on our hubs

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the bots that are taking over twitter,I hope you will follow my advice and don't follow them follow real people like me.

@driftoff2dream is my twitter username I look forward to following all my fellow hubbers.


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    Stuart 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

    THere are websites that help to automate tweets but just because some tweets are automated, it doesn't mean that they are a bot. I automate some tweets through twitter feed but my automated tweets only come from mainstream news resources. FOr the sake of keeping my followers informed about recent news and events.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Melovy - Thanks for stopping by, I am going to write a in depth hub about twitter soon.

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    Yvonne Spence 6 years ago from UK

    This is an interesting hub. I joined Twitter recently because it’s often recommended as a way to promote hubs, but I don’t really understand how it works, so I haven’t made many tweets as yet, but this is useful information, helps me to understand it a bit.

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    mswhatever 6 years ago

    Very useful indeed! I learn something new everyday.

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Yes the Hubpages bots are ok I guess. At atleast they do promote something we are involved with..HAHA

    Thanks for the comment & for stopping by Sunshine, I will def return the favor.

    You have a gr8 weekend ;0)

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    Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Informative word for Twitter Bots...BLOCK! I've been on Twitter for over 3 years and I've learned that Bots take up space for real people. I have one exception...the Hubpage Bots, they can stay. You have a new follower on hubs and twitter....Me :)

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    OK Froggy Thanks

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    The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

    Hell I wouldn't know a Twitter Bot from a hole in the ground. I don't Tweet. Probably best that I don't after reading this.

    Good work. You may want to go back to the Hub you commented on first this morning manthy. Some of the comments are super-dooper.

    The Frog

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    it is a cool site Pyil, I think you'd like it but to each his own

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    Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

    I have not yet joined twitter and I am not sure if I will. I am a lover of the written word and 140 characters is just too limiting.

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    cheerfulnuts 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    Ok manthy, thanks! :)

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    Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    OK I will be sure & follow you & retweet your hubs

    Maybe we can help each other, I will also list you under my hubpages lists

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    cheerfulnuts 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    manthy, thank you for sharing this hub. I'm new to twitter (although I've created my account months ago) and I think most of my followers are bots. They tweet nonstop and they flood my newsfeed. I've just followed you on twitter.:) I'm still cheerfulnuts on twitter.