Tweepi’s New “Force User to Unfollow You” Feature
Tweepi claims to have a feature that “forces users to unfollow you” to “maintain [your] brand’s image at a certain standard”. This is weird on so many levels. First of all, someone working with Twitter services who thinks that your followers profile images (yes, that’s what they exemplify users you might want to block) is something that impacts your brand image and is worth spending time on.
Second, there’s nothing in Twitter’s API that allows a user to “force” another user to do anything. This is simply Tweepi’s way of charging for a service that Twitter provides for free as a part of their core: blocking a user. Tweepi probably blocks the user, and then unblocks him/her directly. Premium pricing for someone else’s free service is … hinky, at best. NOTE: I’ve tweeted Tweepi to ask how they do it, but they’ve ignored the tweet.