Twitter spam

April 27, 2009

It’s sad. Twitter is changing. Over the last week I have been used Topify – and I really like it. Topify allows you to receive an email to your iPhone advising you of any person that is now following you on Twitter. The email gives you a short breakdown about the number of people the person is following, the number of people that are following that person. It also shows the number of tweets and the last few. You can read a short profile of the person as well.

And what have been the last dozen or so emails that I have received?  Twitterers who have been on Twitter for two days and who have 10,000 plus people they are following. And the only tweets that they make are product related. Or their profiles are blocked. Or they have made no tweets – they are just building mega-databases of names.

Engagement? This is not enagagement. This is not about a process of sharing information and gathering thoughts. This is simply about building spam databases.

And the twitter spam is starting. From bloggers saying “read my blog”. To internet entrepreneurs saying that they can make $1 million in ten days. And people offering to teach me how to get 10,000 followers in ten days. Or drive 10,000 people to my blog in one month.



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