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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:16 PM

Need help with Twitter please.

Ok so I have twitter, I don't tweet much but I follow people. The thing is I keep following people without actually following them. It gets pretty annoying to log in and see I have followed 15 new people. People from Russia, Middle East, random people. There has to be a setting that I can click that will stop this. Any help is greatly appreciated. Also if it helps, I only log onto twitter on my iPhone.

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Separation Feb 2013 OP
TygrBright Feb 2013 #1
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Response to Separation (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:57 PM

1. Somehow or other you've got it set up to automatically "follow back."

What's happening is that these folks are following you, so you're automatically following them back. Well, not YOU, but your Twitter settings.

The problem with this is that those settings could be in your basic Twitter profile OR in some other device or app you've synced with Twitter.

Check your Twitter settings in your actual profile on Twitter itself by clicking on the little gear icon in the header (to the right of the search box) and selecting "settings." First, check and see if you have any "widgets." Then select the "apps" menu item and see which apps you've given permission to access your profile, like Facebook or TweetDeck.

Once you know which apps are attached to your profile, you may be able to turn off "automatic follow-back" in the app directly, or else just revoke access right there in your Twitter profile.

helpfully,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:11 PM

2. Yep, it was in the settings.

But it was twitter that was allowing itself to follow random people. Weird. Thanks.

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Response to Separation (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:14 PM

3. You're welcome!

It's so rare that I get to sound like I know what I'm talking about with any geekery that it was quite enjoyable.

conspiratorially,
Bright

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