Twitter is a Web-based social networking application that allows you to post short updates in real-time for other people to keep track of. Unless you protect your Twitter posts, anybody who has a Twitter account can choose to "Follow" you and be part of your social network. If you don't want someone to follow you on Twitter, you can make use of the Block feature that prevents your updates from showing up in another person's profile page.
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Log in to your Twitter account.
Select "Followers" to find the particular person you want to block.
Find the follower you want to block by scrolling through your followers list.
Click on the "Gear" icon on that person's profile. Choose the option to block the follower and then confirm your choice.
Tips and warnings
- Selecting "Protect updates" from your Account settings page will allow you to block all people.
- You can only unblock people after adding them as a friend again.
- You will no longer show up in the person's list of friends.
- Select, "Nah, never mind, we're cool" on the final block page if you change your mind and don't want to block the person.
- Unless your Twitter account is protected, avoid posting personal information on Twitter, such as your home address, phone number and other sensitive information.
- The person you block will no longer be able to add you as a friend.
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