I don’t know how many others have had this problem,but in the last couple of days, I’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people following my posts.
I wish I could say it’s because of the great content, but unfortunately they’re very obvious spam links.
99 point 9 percent of my new ‘followers’ are obviously fake with plausible names and real-looking avatar pictures of the type you normally see on identi.ca.
I laboriously blocked 30 or 40 of them, but they still keep flooding my email inbox as legitimate identi.ca ‘new follower’ notices.
I could delete them en masse, but there’s a danger of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Has anyone else had this happen to them and if so, what did they do about it?
PS: or maybe update, on looking around, I think someone, or something, is hijacking identi.ca names and avatar images and re-using them as Follower Spam.
I wonder if it’s also happening on Twitter.
Cheers, and all the best to everyone for the new year…
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