I Am Not a TrueTwit

TrueTwit? and bird image

Honestly, it’s probably a smaller deal than I make it out to be.

Best TrueTwit Intentions

I realize you mean well and seek to protect yourself. But ever since I first considered the irony and perceived the arrogance of someone sending an autobot to sniff out whether or not I happen to be bot spam, I feel offended.

Imagine, I took a chance on you. Maybe it was on a #FollowFriday recommendation, or someone retweeted you, or I searched a #hashtag and there I found you, however it happened, I read your tweet stream and thought you were a tweep I would like to follow.

Welcome To My World

Then your autobot sent me a DM (tacky, tacky, tacky) asking for TrueTwit verification. To which, I have only one reply: I am not a robot, but I have no interest in becoming a TrueTwit either. (What does “twit” mean anyway?)



The secret TrueTwit doesn’t tell you.

Most Twitter spam that gets read is sent by real people. They may put automation systems in place (just like you) to help them auto follow or manage their Twitter broadcasts, but again, they are not actual robots and will verify your TrueTwit DMs.

Besides TrueTwit was designed for an earlier Twitter that didn’t have the current spam protection and blocking abilities.

No Hard Feelings

Anyway, whether you are a TrueTwit or not, I welcome you to follow me, @tammikibler. Feel free to check out my tweet stream and see if I am the kind of tweeter you would want to read. Rest assured no robot will auto follow you. ;-)

About Tammi Kibler

Freelance writer and online marketing coach
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5 Responses to I Am Not a TrueTwit

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  2. Brian says:

    Wow, I guess I’ve never thought about it that way. It frustrates me whenever I have to do extra work to follow someone, and I love that I’m not the only one. Great post!

  3. I totally agree with you about TrueTwit. I completely refuse to respond to verification DMs.

    If someone follows me, the only verification that occurs is me checking out a persons tweets and their blog. If I like them, they get moved to a private list that I monitor a lot closer than the main “following” stream.

    I also have a strong dislike for auto-posting and auto-DM’s in general. I want the human factor.

    • admin says:

      Hi Scott,

      Thanks for coming back. :)

      I suspect a lot of people just don’t realize when they sign up for TrueTwit how ineffectual and potentially repellent it is.

      All about humans here,

      Tammi