Managing Twitter Followers
Some tips on how to ensure that those following you on Twitter aren't creeps, pervs or worse.
Twitter in particular is a bit of a mess when it comes to being a naturist and sharing naturist content.
I’ve only been active on Twitter as a naturist for a couple of months now. Since I started sharing tweets about naturism and nudism, I’ve run into the usual issues that naturists face on Twitter and other social networks.
Twitter mirrors real life to a certain extent. Just as there are creeps and pervs at the clothing optional beach who are there for the wrong reasons, Twitter has more than its fair share of people that naturists probably don’t want anything to do with.
Curating my followers
I carefully curate my followers list and I’m quick to block anyone who follows me who is following for the wrong reasons. Here’s my approach to evaluating a new follower:
If the account is private, then I follow back and if I’m not accepted as a follower within a day or two, that account is blocked. I recognize any user’s right to have a private Twitter account, but if you want to follow my account, then I should be able to follow you as well.
For non-private accounts, I look at the tweet history. If there is any content that I consider to be exhibitionist or pornographic, it’s an instant block. That includes swinger content or anything that conflates naturist/nudism and sexual activity.
I look at the user’s replies. If they have a history of replying back on tweets with nudity with tweets like, “Looking good!” or “Sexy 💋” or anything that suggests they are looking for nude pictures first and foremost, then it’s a block.
I also look at the Likes for the user. If they predominately like tweets with nudity (especially female nudity) or with pornographic content, it’s a block. You can learn a lot about a person by looking at what they “Like” on Twitter.
Lastly, I look at their followers and also who they follow. If there is questionable accounts on their following list, then I block them. If they follow similar users to me and accounts that share good naturist Tweets, then that is a good sign.
I believe it’s every Twitter user’s right to determine who follows them on Twitter and who doesn’t. If I don’t think a follower is following me for the right reasons, then I block them. It’s that simple.