As an advocate for Twitter and someone who has benefited immensely in terms of sales and following from this platform, I have to say yesterday was a very sad day in our relationship.

Someone got into my Twitter account. Not only did they get into my account, but they also deleted my followers. I am devastated. Not only does Twitter not have any mechanism for unblocking people your account has blocked unless you have an unbelievable memory for every person who has followed you, but these people who have taken the time to follow you and respond to your emails and links, think that you have blocked them.

So, change your password frequently and make sure it is not obvious. Keep track of who follows you (which is hard to do when you have thousands as we have) and lobby Twitter to provide a better solution to this problem.

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Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.

1 comment

  • Vib
    Vib
    13/10/11

    Social marketing has revolutionalised the way the world works and it comes with its pros and cons.

    One of the cons is hacking, I remember a few yrs ago someone got into my pc and deleted most of my work on the hard drive. I always make sure my anti virus is updated since then.

    Twitter should maybe improve the security of the profiles, regular password changes might be a good idea. Its very frustrating when something like this happens and Twitter needs to do something about it.

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