What Does SOFT BLOCK Mean?

SOFT BLOCK means "Discreetly Remove a Follower on Twitter." It refers to a technique used on Twitter to discreetly remove a user from your list of followers. A soft block is accomplished by blocking the follower then immediately unblocking them. In this way, Twitter removes them as a follower without indicating why it has done so.

Take care when soft blocking! In theory, if the follower notices, you can blame it on a glitch in Twitter. In practice, the technique is now so widespread that most users will realize what has happened and may well take offense.

The term soft block is often abbreviated as SB.

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When I write SOFT BLOCK, I mean this:

meaning of SOFT BLOCK

A SOFT BLOCK is used to discreetly remove a Twitter follower.

Summary of Key Points

"Discreetly Remove a Follower on Twitter" is the most common definition for SOFT BLOCK. Here is some more information about SOFT BLOCK.
Definition:Discreetly Remove a Follower on Twitter
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of SOFT BLOCK in Sentences

Here are examples of SOFT BLOCK being used in conversations:
  • Tommi: Lee is really bugging me on Twitter. I'm sick of his stupid comments on my tweets.
  • Robin: Do a SOFT BLOCK on him. He'll probably never notice. If he does, just blame Twitter.
  • Lee: Hey, how come I'm not seeing your tweets lately?
  • Tommi: No idea. Must be a Twitter glitch.
  • Lee: Either that or you've done a SOFT BLOCK on me, no?

An Academic Look at SOFT BLOCK

SOFT BLOCK is a neologism (i.e., a newly coined word or phrase).

Example of SOFT BLOCK Used in a Text


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