Here are some of my SPAM followers from this morning … again … all pointing to blog.livedoor.jp addresses. Twitter still does not seem willing or able to do anything about this. Annoying.
I and others have written about this extensively and still no response or action from Twitter.
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4 thoughts on “Good morning to my Twitter SPAM followers – is Twitter even trying to stop this?”
But cracking down on spam would reduce their number of active users
Here's my take on it from yesterday… http://simbeckhampson.com/2012/07/25/spam-stinks-as-does-being-ignored-by-twitter/ – Also just mentioned on a TechCrunch post… who knows perhaps somebody will respond before Christmas?…
Unfortunately I'm sure you're right. I deplore that “cynicism” rhymes quite often with “truth”.
I have a slightly different problem – I appear to have been assigned someone else's fake followers: http://wp.me/pf1R0-2ow
Twitter clearly isn't interested in suspending these accounts, otherwise I wouldn't need to block them.