Block Twitter Spam

-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

Block Twitter Spam with TweetBlocker

TweetBlocker cleaning up the Twitterverse

Last week by suggestion from our good twitter pal Alexi, we tweeted out the “Double Barrel Super Soakers”, to help fend off those that choose to spam on Twitter. Now you can arm yourself with TweetBlocker too.

Tweetblocker is a free resource for Twitter users and application developers. Using highly advanced filtering, we catalog and rank the top spammers on Twitter, allowing users to quickly and easily find spammers.”

TweetBlocker allows you to check for any twitter users spam grade. Grades are just like grade school, A-F. A being you are clean and F indicating that you may be a “spammer”.

Additionally, you can get a personal spam report which displays a detailed ranking of all the people you follow on twitter. You can easily block twitter users you think are spammers. (TweetBlocker uses twitter oAuth for athentication)

TweetBlocker also provides an API for application developers to retrieve a twitter users grade as well as report a user as spammer.

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12 Responses to “Block Twitter Spam”

  • avatar Pam Hett says:

    Interesting you guys get a “C” grade when I entered both of your Twitter names.

  • That means we have room to improve according to that grading system.
    Thanks for sharing and commenting Pam

  • avatar Anonymous says:

    GOOD TO TELL US WHAT TWITTERBLOCKER DOES. BUT, WHY DON’T YOU TELL US HOW WE CAN GET IT? THAT WOULD BE A EVEN BETTER IDEA, DON’T YOU THINK?!

  • Anonymous,

    All you have to do is click one of the 2 links that says tweetlblocker, within the post :-)
    That’s tweetblocker.com

    Thanks for the comment~

  • Thanks TwitterWatchDog for reviewing Tweet Blocker. We’re hard at work every day improving Tweet Blockers anti-spam algorithm. The more people we get using Tweet Blocker the better our algorithm becomes. Our algorithm is basically made up of two main parts: 1/2 machined learning and 1/2 signal based.

    Thanks again. It’s really a joy to see people using Tweet Blocker.

  • You’re welcome my friend.

    Tweetblocker is our newest super hereo~

    Thanks for the comment Jonathan~

    -Al
    @alferretti

  • avatar Monica says:

    Well, I started it up about 20 min ago and it’s still loading. Guess it takes a while if you have a lot of followers? Can’t wait to use it though. I can see already that my grade is A+ so that’s awesome.

    Thanks for reviewing this.. never would have known about it otherwise.

    @detroitmommy

  • avatar Al Ferretti says:

    Hi Monica~

    You’re welcome~

    Sounds like you made the honor roll with passing colors.

    Did it clear some of your spam for you?

    -Al
    @alferretti

  • avatar Paul J. G. says:

    I’m an “A+”. Sweet! I just blocked all of the “F” grade followers but now I have an issue? After clicking the block button, all of the grades have turned into this brown weird looking block over all avatars and grades and is not allowing me to see any of the pictures or grades. What gives?

    Other than that – it seems like this Twitterblocker is a very cool and useful application.

    Thanks guys for making Twitter a safer and more respectable place to hang out.

    Have a great one.

    Paul J. G. @buggin80s

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