For me Optimization and Cleaning is equal to getting rid of those annoying spammers. You know, those Twitter users pitching, selling, and tweeting nonsense for visibility and affiliate sales. I used to go through my followers manually it took me more than 20 minutes a day deleting accounts without pictures or using other tools to spot Twitter users who were suspect.
So in my quest for success in a 3 step process I found the following awesome applications and tips (please also see the links below)
TwerpScan will check the number of followers of all your contacts, the number of people they are following, and then compute the ratio between those. You can easily sort the list of your contacts; display them in variable batches of 20 to 100 people; and you can follow, unfollow and/or block each contact right there on the spot — without going insane.
TweetBlocker is a new tool designed to help you get rid of any spam accounts you’ve managed to follow, using a combination of blacklist-style identification and algorithms for identifying spammers from the contents of their tweets, this app adds another tool to our collective belts for allowing users to easily identify spammers (thanks to Maria Reyes @websuccessdiva for this one)
TwitChuck is a paid application (Just .99 a month, less than a cup of coffee) that scans Twitter validating hundreds of spammers everyday to then block spammers from your account TwitChuck act as like an anti- virus that actively scans your friends and followers list ensuring No Spammers for you!
So go on now and get rid of all those ugly, disturbing, undesirable Spammers in your Twitter account…
Here are the links (please make sure you add your links in the comment box too!: