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Socialmeter.me – Fun twitter statistics or just spam?

Socialmeter.me – Fun twitter statistics or just spam?

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Socialmeter.me is an application that apparently tells you how many hours you have spent on Twitter. Calculations are not actually real – they say that they are based on account age, followers, friends and tweets. The result is then tweeted to your followers.

Edit, See update below – due to suspension and blocking by twitter its now appearing as SocialTracker.me 

Socialmeter.me not exactly accurate.

Surprisingly my amount on hours on time were virtually the same as someone with half the amount of followers, and a 10th the amount of friends (ppl they follow back) as me, so I’m not sure how that works

socialmeter.me

Is Socialmeter.me Spam

Before you rush of to see what yours is, let me tell you a bit about it.

First I checked on Twitter to see if anyone was talking about this application, and low and behold, all I saw were complaints about “how to stop the spam”

socialmeter spam

So, yes, you got it, I wanted to try it out.

First you have to let it into your twitter (auth) account, of course or how will it know how long you’ve been on twitter.  Then the fun starts, you have to sit and wait while it shows you an advert before you can proceed. When you do finally proceed, there are two more adverts and right in the middle (so its hard to just click it, without clicking the ads) is the proceed link.  Crafty and tricky, I didn’t like that.

Finally you get through - whoopee at last you think  but no, you are presented with a page that  says the dashboard is currently under construction - like this …..

socialmeter1

How can I get rid of Socialmeter.me

This is simple, you can either go back to the start page and click their link, where it says you can deactivate this app at any time by clicking here

Or you can go to Twitter

  • Click the Cog
  • Click settings
  • Click Apps (on the left)

You will see the app at the top there – and you just press revoke access.

revoke access

Done, no more spam from Socialmeter.me 

UPDATE – Looks like Twitter has blocked them now but as Sunish has mentioned in the comments,  they’ve changed it now to Socialtracker.me this one says Calculate and Tweet or Calculate without tweeting. 

Hope this helps

About Michelledh

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  • http://www.mycruisetravelpictures.com/ Sunish Sebastian

    Looks like they got shout down… and the twitter account is suspended. Although if you go to

    Socialmeter.me , it will be redirected to socialtracker.me

    • http://techieminx.com Michelledh

      Yes, I read that on Wired last night. I didn’t know what about the website though Thanks.

      Might have to make some edits.

  • http://oscarstech.com/ Oscar Gonzalez

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll pass on using it and just knowing how webapps work, there is no possible way they could tell accurately how long you’ve been on Twitter.

    • http://techieminx.com Michelledh

      Yes, they did have that on their website though that its just done on how many friends etc, but its gone now apparently.

  • http://twitter.com/tag64geoff geoff tegjeu

    thank you very much for this and I will share it

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kelvin.myles1 Kelvin Myles

    Definitely one to avoid – thanks for the heads-up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jurisperito Luis Francisco Solis

    Gorgeous!!!

  • http://vmcampos.com vmcampos

    Great piece.

    I’m going to avoid this “service.” The first indication it was trouble was when you wrote they were suspended and had to change their name. No confidence.

  • http://bajabybus.com/ Ian Wright

    Thanks for the warning!

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