TrueTwit validation service? No, I will not validate my profile.
Are you a “true twit”? TrueTwit Validation is for the birds. The service is more of an annoyance than a useful app, and when I receive their automatic DM asking me to validate my profile, I almost always delete the DM then unfollow the user. No, I will NOT validate my profile!
Basically, this app sends your new follower an automated direct message asking them to verify that they’re a real person. (Aw man, TrueTwit is onto me. They must’ve seen the letters B O T scribbled across my forehead…)
When you click the link, you’re asked to enter a captcha to verify that you want to follow the individual. Since many Twitter users I know don’t even check their DM inbox, this could mean that they never end up verifying and following the person they wanted to connect with. Big #fail, in terms of social media engagement.
Here’s a video with my thoughts. What’s your opinion? Leave me a comment below!
(P.S. This is an updated video as of 4/28/11. Watch my original video here.)