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Twitter: Block list and Who I block on Twitter


Scott Pape @ScottPape of Barefoot.com.au accidentally blocked a bunch of followers and was trying to work out who he had blocked. “It appears that one of my guys has accidently blocked most of my followers by using a 3rd party app. I’m a technophobe – can anyone help?” Now I’ve blocked thousands of spammers and around 5 trolls so I thought it would be cool to find a list somewhere.

Which is where I ran into trouble.

TwitBlock block list on twitter

Twitblock.org has a list – you click on “blocking 1234” and it should give you a list. Doesn’t work for me – possibly because I have 20k+ of followers or am blocking so many spammers? Let me know if it works for you.

untweeps who do you block on Twitter?

UnTweeps came back “0 found” which was less than helpful. Again it could be the numbers my account connects to, so your mileage may vary.

I also tried http://www.topify.com/whoiblock/ but it looked a bit dodgy. I changed my password when it looked  like it wouldn’t work. Ditto http://twitterunblock.net84.net/  YMMV.

So, all in all very unsatisfactory.  Do YOU have a better block list tool? Who is blocking you/you are blocking? Surely the API is still working – does anyone have news that it has been turned off?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

29 thoughts on “Twitter: Block list and Who I block on Twitter

  1. I have been using both these sites for a while without problems.
    See also my November 2009 post on this http://ppmartin.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/twitter-tools/

  2. We’ve rebuilt TwitBlock from scratch since the date of this post.
    Please let us know if the block list tool is still broken for you.

    It could be problematic that you have so many blocks. The Twitter API, as wonderful as it is for many things, has some problems with the [lower priority] blocking functions. For example, block lists are supposed to ‘page’ like follower lists do – except they don’t. I reported this over a year ago, and it is still broken. It also seems to retain blocked users that have long-since been suspended/removed. Ho hum.

  3. I have build a tool around the blocks/blocking API

    http://blockedby.me

    A four-figure blocking count will produce quite a large data response, but your blocking list should come through with some patience.

    Full info for each blocked user is shown and there is an option to unblock any of these if you feel you have blocked them in error or want to wipe the slate clean.

  4. I simply wanted to type a small remark to be able to express gratitude to you for those superb suggestions you are showing on this website. My time intensive internet search has finally been recognized with beneficial facts and strategies to go over wi…

  5. Great site (TwitBlock). I was able to view my entire block list. I was amused to find half of them are the same person…

  6. You can also try ManageFlitter: http://blog.manageflitter.com/how-see-who-you-have-blocked-twitter www.manageflitter.com

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