Dealing with twitter Auto Dms and Spam

There are two things that really annoy me on twitter.

Twitter Spam and Auto Direct Messages (Auto Dm)

Spam being the big number 1 and a close second, the Auto DM.

The first one needs no explanation, spam is spam, even on twitter and it can come in many shapes and forms. The second is just downright rude and makes me grind my teeth.

I mean seriously, how hard can it be to write a message in less than 140 characters to say hello to someone that you have followed or who has just followed you back. Auto DM’s just stink of pure laziness and for me , a lack of respect.I hate being treated as a number on someones account, never mind the fact that an auto DM inevitably leads to a nice dose of the afore mentioned twitter spam trying to sell me something for 1 dollar.

I also don’t have the time to reply to these people, a lot of the time they are not even there, to explain that one or the other of these things is not doing them any favours, so I decided to address the problem directly.

I have started to simply send them one or other of the tiny URLs below before I quite happily hit the unfollow button and get on with more productive matters. I thought it was about time I shared.

Feel free to use them at your leisure or pleasure, just keep the hashtag in there as well.

Twitter Spam URL : #SPAM


Twitter Auto DM URL: #ADM


Twitter No Avatar URL: #AVATAR


Twitter Mafia Family Crap #MFCRAP