learn the truth about truetwit
Things are not always what they seem and when we're told something, we tend to believe it. That's just the way we are. It's human nature. So, if you encounter TrueTwit on Twitter and read what they have to say, it's easy to be fooled into thinking that they actually provide a useful service, but that is simply not the case! Their "service" is useless because it doesn't do anything to help you! It sure helps them though! The folks at Kettle River Consulting, in Minnesota, created TrueTwit and many agree that it's pure evil genius.
As you will learn, by reading through my web pages, TrueTwit doesn't actually do anything to help you, but you help the bottom line at Kettle River Consulting by helping them generate thousands of dollars each week in ad revenue because every time you click on a True Twit validation request you get to look at an ad from companies such as Progressive Insurance. If you get tired of completing the True Twit validation requests, and seeing all the ads, you can sign up for TrueTwit. They love that because now you become one of their spambots! That's right, you won't know it at first, but as soon as you sign up, you then start sending out True Twit validation requests to each and everyone who follows you. Your new followers will hate it and many will unfollow you immediately, but some will click on the links and some of them will go one step further and sign up for TrueTwit - so that they do not have to click on links in the future - and then they become spambots! It just goes on and on and on! Well, it used to go on and on and on, but thanks to my hard work and the hard work of several other people, we finally have TrueTwit in decline. As more and more people learn of the TrueTwit scam, its popularity is starting to diminish.
One day, I hope to live in a world that is free from TrueTwit and that day is coming soon!
why is truetwit useless?
You might think that TrueTwit is useful and that it will help you, but if you do, you probably don't really understand Twitter and how it works. I'm sorry to say that and please do not be too offended, but it's true. Many people agree that Twitter is rather difficult to fully understand, especially if you are new to Twitter, and so it should come as no surprise that most people who use TrueTwit are new to Twitter. Those who have used Twitter regularly for more than a year are well aware of the fact that TrueTwit is synonymous with spam and so they avoid it entirely. If you think that you are so important that you must request all followers to verify that they are human before they are allowed to follow you, then think again, because you're not. Once again, I'm sorry to say that and please do not be too offended, but it's true.
TrueTwit claims to stop bots (robots) from following you and therefore the bots will not be able to spam you. Well that sounds great, doesn't it? However, what most people who sign up for TrueTwit don't know is, you don't get spam from users who follow you!
I can't state that fact enough! When you truly understand how Twitter works, you will know that your timeline (TL) is filled with your tweets and your retweets. When you truly understand how Twitter works, you will know that your newsfeed is filled with tweets and retweets from users you follow, NOT users who follow you! Please note that there will also be some ads from Twitter, not TrueTwit, in your newsfeed because that is how Twitter pays its bills and provides us with their service. When you truly understand how Twitter works, you will also know that the direct messages (DM) that you receive only come from the users who you have a mutual relationship with, that is, you follow them and they follow you. You don't get direct messages from users that follow you, unless you also follow them back.
So, having stated that, you now know how Twitter works and so you should be able to see that TrueTwit is offering you something that is of absolutely no value to you because a bot can't send you spam unless you follow the bot. If you accidentally follow a bot and they start spamming you, just unfollow them and your problem is solved. It's that easy! If you wanted to, you can also block the bot or mute the bot, but really all you have to do is unfollow the but, that is, if you happened to accidentally follow the bot in the first place. It's best if you don't follow them to begin with, but accidents do happen.
So, now that you know how Twitter works, and you know who can and who can't send you messages, you should be able to clearly see why TrueTwit is useless! If you would like to end your relationship with TrueTwit all you have to do is go to your Twitter settings, select Apps, and then click the "Revoke Access" button located next to TrueTwit. It's so easy to do on a computer. Unfortunately it's difficult to do on a smartphone (iPhone / Android) or a tablet, such as an iPad, so use a computer.
i don't like to see bots when i look at my followers
Nobody likes to look at their Twitter followers and see bots amongst them, but that is the reality of Twitter. They can't harm you, if you don't follow them, and so you are either going to have to adjust to this fact or I guess you could use TrueTwit, but if you do use TrueTwit, you can kiss hundreds or even thousands of potential future followers - real human followers - goodbye because most humans will not complete a TrueTwit validation request. The request really annoys actual human followers to the point where they are more likely to unfollow you, than click on that stupid validation request link.
In my experience, most bot followers will go away within 48 hours. Of course, they are often replaced with other bots a short while later and so the end result is a steady state of bots, but their overall number don't usually increase much. They just want to catch your attention and will soon leave if you ignore them. Are you wondering what a bot looks like? Well, they often try to sell you some Twitter followers or they could be pornbots, but either way, they soon go away if you ignore them, as they have many other people on Twitter to follow and annoy.
Please don't forget, these bots can't send you a direct message nor can they add anything to your timeline or newsfeed unless you follow them, so don't follow them! By the way, they are easy to recognize and in a future update of this web page, I'll post a few examples of bots so that you can see what they look like for yourself.
why is truetwit a scam?
TrueTwit is a scam because they offer you a service that is essentially useless. It does not help you in any meaningful way and yet they make lots of money, in the form of ad revenue, by offering you this so-called service. Also, they claim to provide their service in an attempt to stop spam on Twitter, yet in reality they are one of the biggest spammers on Twitter!
TrueTwit is very good at tricking new Twitter users into signing up for their "service" because new Twitter users usually do not fully understand how Twitter works and therefore they believe that they are getting a useful service, when in fact, it's useless! Of course, the old adage, "buyer beware" comes to mind, as TrueTwit is not forcing you to sign up for their "service" and everyone should be doing some research before getting involved with such things, but most people don't do their research and TrueTwit likes it that way. It is clear that TrueTwit relies on new and inexperienced Twitter users to keep their "circle of spam" going, which keeps the ad revenue rolling on in, and so I feel it's the duty of every experienced Twitter user to inform the newbies on Twitter that TrueTwit is just a big spam scam. Please join me on Twitter, each and every Tuesday, and let everyone know that TrueTwit is a scam. Please be sure to use the hashtag #TrueTwitTuesday.