TrueTwit is SpamFebruary 8th, 2013 | Posted by in Perspectives
Tweeters beware. For those who use TrueTwit, I’d like you to know that it drives me crazy. Supposedly TrueTwit is a service that prevents SPAM. Ugh. If only. Instead, those who use TrueTwit BECOME the spammers, sending out unwanted direct messages to people’s email. Hello! Rude! And all because I wanted to follow you? Believe me, seeing that TrueTwit message in my inbox decreases my desire dramatically. My email gets enough spam already. I’ve read a lot of blog posts suggesting a boycot of TrueTwit users. I don’t want to do that, but seriously, I’m getting tired of PROVING that I am a person to a SPAM program. And it IS SPAM.
1. TrueTwit sends out automatic direct messages. These DM are not sent by a person. They are sent by a computer. It’s totally impersonal and it infiltrates my inbox. So stop already!
2. It’s totally antisocial. Twitter is meant to be a forum of communication. Oh, maybe you don’t want anyone to follow you? Is that why people sign up for this service? Don’t worry. You’ll probably get your wish.
3. In order to be “validated” and prove that I’m not a robot, TrueTwit has me go to their sight where I am bombarded with advertisements, many of which are part of a captcha puzzle that I must solve in order to be “validated.”
4. Sometimes it takes several minutes for TrueTwit to load. I’m waiting, and waiting.… because I DO care about who I follow. Finally the page loads. It’s not a simple click and you’re validated. You have to solve a puzzle. Seriously? All so that I can prove to a COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT I AM HUMAN.
This program is stupid. I don’t want anything to do with it.