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Is Twitter Dying?

I’ve noticed a lot of “spam” followers on Twitter for the last few weeks, whereas I’ve never had any before. While I don’t get any direct negative effect from it, it makes me wonder if this is a symptom of Twitter being on the way out as one of the social media platforms to use.

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Profile Photo Barb Chamberlain

Or it’s a sign that you got more popular. I haven’t been paying close attention but I think I get more followers on or right after days that I tweet more.

You may also have used a term or two that served as spam bait. When I talked about my Droid I got a bunch of followers/tweets wanting me to enter an iPhone giveaway, for example. I just block and report as spam to do my little bit to clean up.

I do recommend blocking/reporting spammers so they don’t give people the wrong impression of who you are if they look at your followers–that is an actual negative side effect.

I still get more breaking news and reading recommendations from Twitter than from anywhere else. Just this morning I reread a piece from almost a year ago I think is still true and still relevant: Why Twitter Will Endure t.co/m3aL7cv1 by @