I received the usual Twitter email today:

Well, I don’t blindly follow people so I went to check out PodBlanc. The first thing I check when joining or inviting someone on a social network is their profiles. Then I check friends. Then content. That is:

  1. Profiles (who are they?)
  2. Friends (how are we connected?)
  3. Content (what do they say and do online?)

In this case podblanc’s profile said eugenicist. No clue what one of them is. Friends following 567, followed by 37. Not a great sign, I prefer a smaller ratio of difference. Content? Ah this is where it gets interesting:

92% of the world’s population is non-white and overpopulating rapidly: http://tinyurl.com/4skake
Give these aspiring tax-collectors a chance. They’re really sincere: http://tinyurl.com/6octyo
Adolf Hitler gave us back our self-respect as a people [vid]: http://tinyurl.com/69mjua
A Dying Man Speaks His Peace [vid]: http://tinyurl.com/4c9bsx
This pastor says Nigger more often the snoop dogg; http://tinyurl.com/6rrmyd

I choose not to follow podblanc. I choose to block him/her. I actually checked out the website listed (podblanc.com) and saw the about tab:

About Podblanc: White Now

Podblanc was founded in April 2007 as a media outlet specifically tailored to White Interests, White Culture, and White Politics around the globe. Podblanc is the leader in online video, and a premier destination to watch original videos worldwide.

Everyone can watch videos on Podblanc. People can see first-hand accounts of current events, find videos about their hobbies and interests, and discover what it means to be White. As more people capture special moments on video, Podblanc is empowering them to become tomorrow’s media.

Podblanc is 100% viewer and member supported. Our mission is to enlighten, educate and entertain our people. Craig Cobb, as one of the founding members, has taken the lead as Chief Content Officer.

Are our values aligned? No.
Is it social spam? No, probably not, but still… not stuff I want filling up my Twitter page. Nor does @marywallace

oh great, followed by a ‘eugenicist’ named @podblanc. NOT.

This is where Robert Scoble‘s (@scobleizer) strategy of following everyone comes unstuck I reckon. Mainstream media doesn’t take ads for escort agencies or hit men. Nor should we, as “we media“. Unless of course, you are in the business of escorting or as a hit man: one should at least have some values in common, no?

EDIT: Robert Scoble noted in his comments (I questioned his auto-follow on Scobleizer blog post) that he has blocked podblanc. Just wanted you guys to know.