5 Reasons Twitter Creates Stalkers

By Fredrickus Williford of CalTweet – Follow him @blackmediaprop

Who's out thereWith Twitter implementing the new “report for spam” button that has been buzzing as a trending topic around the Twittersphere this article is right on time. Stalkers beware: Twitter isn’t therapy it will only increase the number of people you’re following. :)

After reading below you will understand that the first step to improving your Twitter behavior is to admit that you have a problem and slim down on the people you’re following.

Here’s 5 reasons why Twitter builds a healthy appetite for stalking:

1. It encourages you to follow people you are already clearly obsessed with. Early warning signs of a stalker to be.

2. It gets fans one step closer to celebrities & high profile internet entrepreneurs. Twitter has to be the only social network that celebrities actually use themselves… at least that what appears to be going on behind these famous Twitter handles.

3. Service is down just as much as it is available. It goes down (very often) without notice and forces you to find other ways to keep up with the people you stalk follow.

4. The fact that you have to constantly type in the person your @mentioning creates a recurring cycle in your brain of repetition of the person you’re stalking following on Twitter.

5. Last but not least. After so many @mentions and DM’s to the stalkee with no signs of them knowing you exist it forces the follower/stalker to find other means of getting the stalkee to acknowledge there 140 characters of Twitter love. That’s where the All NEW “report @insertstalkername for spam” will come in use.

Make sure you read over the above reasons and make sure you’re not at fault or showing early warning signs of becoming an e-stalker. If all else fails we know who to blame. Hint: Tweet-Tweet.

Comments

  • October 18, 2009

    This article at first really made me laugh and then I realized hey you have a pretty good point here!

  • October 18, 2009

    Thanks for posting the article and everybody make sure you check out http://caltweet.com for all your fbook & twitter promo.

  • October 18, 2009

    I can see your point but I don’t know of any cases of Twitter followers becoming true stalkers.

  • October 18, 2009

    It was all in fun steve..:)

    but it does have its truth ..like joseph..sees

  • October 19, 2009

    This this is pretty scary. Once I tweeted “Sleepless nights, drowsy days” and I got three tweet replies regarding some insomnia drugs. Hell, I did not want those drugs. I was just tweeting about myself.

  • October 19, 2009

    The click-through rate for Twitter stalkers is probably higher than it is for followers. So, bring ‘em on.

  • October 19, 2009

    I had to go private about a year ago because of a stalker. At first it seemed harmless that someone just *happened* to be at the Starbucks I mentioned on Twitter or near a restaurant for dinner my husband and I were going on a date at and just magically was always there. Then the emails started and I didn’t recognize that it was spinning out of control because I’m a hostess by nature, but the end of the story is that I had to go private after he got aggressive and I hate being private, but the creepies don’t show up randomly any more.

  • October 20, 2009

    @lani rosales whoa!!
    @drkal yeah most definitely higher click thru rate..lol

  • November 13, 2009
    Suze Underground
    @suzeshewanders

    Re: I can see your point but I don’t know of any cases of Twitter followers becoming true stalkers.

    How about the reverse? “True stalkers” who become Twitter stalkers? I was recently Twitter stalked, very slyly, by a woman who’s been stalking and harassing my friend for years. When I realized what was going on I reported her. I’m not sure what’s happening there. I haven’t heard anything yet. But her Twitter page is gone. Could be she’s just gone underground, as I’ve had to do. I’m disappointed because I was using Twitter to network and enjoying it. Now I hardly tweet anymore. Just not the same when you can’t even be yourself.

  • December 24, 2009
    D.

    Watch out for Cal_Robert on twitter! He tries to get home address info on famous girls. He’s a hardcore nut.

  • February 6, 2010

    Suze..I have the same issue…a woman who has been stalking and harassing me for a couple of years now and twitter has only made her worse. I am now having to spend my precious time on legal actions to stop this woman.

  • February 6, 2010

    I’ve “protected” my tweets and somehow she is still getting into my profile.

  • March 18, 2010
    S. Underground

    Doreen,

    I’ve just chosen to ignore and move on. Not worth my time. Hope you get your situation resolved.

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