We must be obsessed about seeing who’s looking, spying or stalking our profiles as these worms that say that they can tell you who is looking at your Twitter profile are always getting attention on Facebook and now on Twitter. Or is it that we are paranoid that we have stalked someone elses twitter account and they will find out – for whatever reason, these phishing tweets are coming to get us based on our paranoias. People also desperate to know if you can see who has viewed your Facebook Profile
2016 Update – There is now a way to get some information to who is looking at your tweets.
Twitter now has analytics – so you can see how many people have engaged with your posts – your top posts – top mention. But you can’t see who looked at it – click on the cog by your profile picture and click analytics and you will see something like this – but you can’t really see who.
On your individual tweet – click the icon that looks like a graph – if you hover over it is says view tweet activity – you can see who liked your tweet and who retweeted it but the rest are just numbers like this
Who is stalking me on twitter
A worm with the name “Who’s looking at your Twitter Profile” spread like wild fire yesterday, it was very popular indeed, if you’d seen my warnings about these on Facebook you may have thought twice about clicking and therefore spreading the worm further.
These annoying links do not work, they do not give you any information, all they do is take over your account (because you authorise it) and retweet or spam so more people click on the link. Pretty pointless but very annoying. Like Facebook, Twitter cannot give you that information, anyway. Its just another Phishing tweet.
As Del Harvey From Twitters Trust & Safety team – @safety confirmed in this tweet.
Apparently this link has been blocked now, but I’m sure it won’t be long before there is another one around, just be careful what you allow authority to.
UPDATE – there is a new link now – starting – http://goo.gl/ and its spreading all over again.
If you did get caught out by this or indeed anything else similar you still need to Revoke Access to get rid of it.
How to remove the Twitter Worm if you’ve been compromised.
- Revoke Access.
Plus change your password.
If you are concerned asking then question – Can you see who’s looking at your Twitter Profile – and you are worried about who has looked at your twitter page, you can make it private, just look in settings.
Hope this helps.