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If you use a feed reader such as Google Reader, you can subscribe to the RSS feed of the twitter user you want to "follow". Basically, it'll be like visiting their Twitter page, but you won't show up as a "follower" on Twitter.


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Put them on a private list. You can then just visit the list to see their tweets. You might want to also add the people you're actually following to that list and change your bookmark to point to it instead of Twitter's home page.


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There are some options: You might want to make your account protected. If you do this, you can control who gets to follow you and who doesn't. However this also means that none of your tweets will be public, so people will have to follow you first (and you will have to accept them) before they can see your tweets. You can block a person you don't like. ...


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Go to your blog Click "Customize" in the upper left Deselect "Promote Tumblr!"


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It seems the possibility you have been hacked is quite high. As the Twitter Help Center Page states, here are some common things that happen when you are hacked: Noticed unexpected Tweets by your account Seen unintended direct messages (DMs) sent from your account Observed other account behaviors you didn't make or approve (like following, ...


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Unfortunately not yet according to GitHub. The best I've found is to +1 and then follow (watch) the issue. Screenshot on how to follow (watch) issues below.


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No, It's part of the deal that they are not sharing your e-mail with the rest of the world.


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Disqus is one of the solutions.


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You can't direct message the other user, but you can send a public message that will come to the attention of the user simply by starting a tweet with @username. Every Twitter client I've tried has a way of alerting mentions like this. This is as good as you're going to get.


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You could block them, as described here. If the account is definitely a spammer, I guess Report JaneDoe as spam would work too.


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You can protect your tweets if the side effects are acceptable to you. This way you will receive an email anytime someone wants to follow you. On the account screen for the settings page, check the box that says "Protect my Tweets", just be aware of the caveats which are as follows (text from the settings page when you are actively protecting your tweets): ...


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Unless you want to make all your updates private, so that every follower will need your approval (Settings -> Protect my tweets), all you can do is manually block / report as spam them each time.


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If the account is unprotected and you're using Firefox, there's a plugin called TweetStalk that lets you stalk users instead of following them.


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I have checked the API Documentation and there is no mention of being able to retrieve the date that you started following someone. Unless Twitter make this information available on user profiles or add it to the API it doesn't appear to be available.


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Create a RSS feed for your Twitter List using this service - http://zeyne.net/rss.php?url=twitter.com/{username}/{List name} (replace the actual username & List name within the placeholders) Subscribe to the generated feed with Google Reader. Within Google Reader, you can then search for keywords within tweets from your Lists using Google Reader's ...


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I'm not sure what you're asking here because this is primarily what twitter lists are used for. In the twitter web application, Click "Create a List" Find the user you want to "List Follow" Click The "List" dropdown. Add this user to your newly created list (You do not have to follow the user) Instructions for Old Twitter are here.


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Google Sidewiki does what you're looking for, but only other Sidewiki users will see your comments.


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You would have to do it manually (by going to their page and seeing what they post). You can't add their content to your homepage unless you follow them. You could write an application that pulls your homepage content and mixes in their timeline content. You could also use a RSS reader to pull in multiple feeds (your homepage and their stream) into a ...


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Go to apps in the settings, You can't directly identify which. What you can do: You have to check for the apps with permission write, only these apps can manipulate your account in this regard. Also use the browser find to search the word follower in the apps section, if you are lucky the apps which do this thing use the word follow or follower somewhere ...


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Jared Hardley's suggestion (RSS) is the way to go (for non-protected accounts). If you want the person's tweets plus any replies (which you can get in RSS via a search), you can use this Yahoo Pipe I created that mixes both things up: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=a9379d57504827fc594e71daeb54dd60


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You can also use sites such as http://myf5.com/ that provide you just that.



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