Stupid twitter spam-type question

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Hi, there,

I am not the worlds best beginner at Twitter, so I'm wondering something that is probably plainly obvious to those with just a tad more knowledge with me.

I see twitter feeds often on web sites and blogs, but I'm wondering how much someone else could post unflattering comments to your twitter feed.

I'm about to break out as an expert in my field and I don't want to have my competitors spam my twitter feed with unflattering comments.

How do you prevent this, or is it even an issue?

Thanks so much,

- Paul
#question #spamtype #stupid #twitter
  • Profile picture of the author Brenden Clerget
    There's only so much you can do, it's about controlling your market position on Google and keeping your organic PR clean more so. I'd be more worried about somebody building pages that slam your reputation for keywords that get a ton of traffic than Twitter, as only your loyal followers will see it, and your loyal followers will probably stand up for you.

    As long as you don't retweet the comments, it shouldn't be a huge issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Adams
    Are you talking about people talking smack when they @reply you?

    Generally speaking, I wouldn't worry about it too much as long as you cater to what your fans want and provide value. There will always be a few negative people anyway, especially as you get popular. It's life.

    From a business standpoint, you should have a protocol in place for dealing with social media problems with your image and branding. The US Air Force famously has a flowchart and procedure for how they handle internet trolls, etc.



    Also their handbook (PDF)
    http://www.af.mil/shared/media/docum...090406-036.pdf
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    Banned
    You are in control over what is in your Twitter feed. You don't like someone's Tweets, unfollow them.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheAngelGuy
    Thank you all so very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author JR Consulting
    Originally Posted by TheAngelGuy View Post

    Hi, there,

    I am not the worlds best beginner at Twitter, so I'm wondering something that is probably plainly obvious to those with just a tad more knowledge with me.

    I see twitter feeds often on web sites and blogs, but I'm wondering how much someone else could post unflattering comments to your twitter feed.

    I'm about to break out as an expert in my field and I don't want to have my competitors spam my twitter feed with unflattering comments.

    How do you prevent this, or is it even an issue?

    Thanks so much,

    - Paul
    It's not an issue, in this particular case anyway. Those Twitter widgets you see on websites and blogs only show the tweets that the associated Twitter profile tweets, not what other people are tweeting about it.
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