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"Tweets" - The New Spam

By Claudine Beaumont
Published: 1:25PM BST 03 Jul 2009

Twitter users can 'buy' followers through a new scheme run by uSocial.

uSocial, a social media marketing company based in Australia, has launched a paid service to track down followers for Twitter users. Followers can be bought in blocks of 1,000 for about £50.

The company finds potential followers by searching through Twitter to discover areas of common interest to match people more closely. uSocial then send these potential followers a message, alerting them that there is someone on Twitter they might want to follow. The potential follower then decides whether or not to follow that person.


At Sunday, July 05, 2009, Blogger Musique said...

Here is first tweetin' darling of the chosen rat bastards :)


At Sunday, July 05, 2009, Blogger Nepos Libertas said...

Twitter is a horrible WOT trend.

When I wrote tweets about Iran election and California crisis in hashtags and @ direct tweets, I received follower spam comprised of porn and Internet marketing swill.

After about three weeks of tweeting activity, I finally terminated the account because I figure it's just a mindless waste of time. My time would be better spent doing chores and going outdoors for exercise and fresh air.

I sent Twitter management the few complaint emails about the rampant Twitter follower spam, and their response indicate they either don't care or do nothing. Not even my reporting dozens of follower spammers to Twitter's official @spam page will stop the spammers because they did not bother to follow up to terminate the spam accounts.

Twitter royally sucks. Microblogging about tiny, pathetic, insignificant details to inflate one's ego in the obsessive, self-absorbed world. This goes for celebrity whores like has-been vapid morons Ashton Kutcher & his wife Demi Moore that seek attention through Twittering to collect millions of followers for bragging right.

At Sunday, July 05, 2009, Blogger andie531 said...

Twitter seems to do well for real time events (like Free Gaza's most recent brush with the law).

If you subscribe to Twitter at all, and I do and have only let out three "tweets", I still end up getting spammed with "followers" who want to sell me porn or something.


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