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TrueTwit for spam control?

I was setting up a new Twitter account for a client and got my first ever TrueTwit validation email. Here’s what the site says about its service:

By signing up now for TrueTwit Basic, all of your new followers are sent a validation request via direct message. If your follower successfully completes the CAPTCHA (or is already a TrueTwit user), you are sent an email indicating they are a TrueTwit-validated human!

I’m not a fan of auto-follow services.

And because I don’t auto-follow-back, I’m not concerned if a bot-account follows me.

Here’s the rub: if you sign up for the free service, then each and every person who follows you will get a DM demanding that they prove they are a person!

That’s not very friendly.

Just say no.

FYI: Here’s what Twitter says about automated tweets.

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By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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