NEW YORK, NY – Twitter, one of my favorite social networking websites, lacks an important feature which should be added to the service, preventing users from certain counties following you, automatically.
I have no idea why this is not part of the service already. Why is it that there is only a feature to block users, after they have already followed you, creating work and time to do. Why aren’t there any auto-blocking features available, so that you can block users from certain counties or users who use different languages? This seems ridiculous.
For instance, I will give you an example:
Why do I need to waste my time doing this manually?
Here are two types of users I typically block from following me (after they are already in my followers list) as
- I do not want to be associated with them,
- I don’t want them reading my tweets,
- I can’t read anything they are talking about,
- There is no realistic reason for them to be following me, and
- I find it annoying to see them in my followers list.
- They artificially inflate my followers numbers.
It would be great if Twitter had a feature where I could select the users who cannot follow me, such as in this case, users tweeting in the Arabic Language, or in other cases such as auto-blocking users who are not in the United States or Canada, and/or users who tweet, read and have their settings in any other language besides the English language. That would make sense while making my Twitter experience, that much more enjoyable and easy.
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Internet Marketing Services Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, is a Google AdWords Certified Professional, authored a ‘how to’ book called ”Mastering Your Website‘, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy brand Searchen Networks®