Good morning to my Twitter SPAM followers – is Twitter even trying to stop this?

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.

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis
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4 Responses to Good morning to my Twitter SPAM followers – is Twitter even trying to stop this?

  1. BioActive says:

    But cracking down on spam would reduce their number of active users

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  2. 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?…

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  3. Unfortunately I'm sure you're right. I deplore that “cynicism” rhymes quite often with “truth”.

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  4. ryan2point0 says:

    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.

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