| 12:47 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
What is the difference between a website in good standing, for example reporting on recent improvements or a new article posted, and a message that qualifies for "SPAM"?
Could it mean that businesses can no longer report on themselves?
I do not think that making that kind of decision/choice could be possible
Or Twitter will become a tool to only post "platitudes" which is most of the times the case! Nevertheless I like it and use it. But will I still do? Wait and see…
| 12:54 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Is it really news worthy when a site adds the most basic community feature?
Ahh to be Twitter. I could fart and get press and links... ;-)
| 1:12 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|Is it really news worthy when a site adds the most basic community feature? |
Probably not, but I won't throw the first stone at it!
Don't you try by all means to attract new users?
No one is good enough to only rely on viral marketing.
Remove corpo members comm and self MKTG, then you will end with "It's Monday! Got to watch dancing with the stars"
| 1:39 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I guess I'm not talking about Twitter doing it per say, since this was just their blog post.
My comment was directed towards the fact that anything they do seems to be newsworthy, regardless of what it is.
Kind of like the paparazzi following a celebrity around and reporting when they go to the bathroom, eat lunch, walk their dog...
So we can deduce that Twitter is now a celebrity! ;-)
| 4:24 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
They now block duplicate twits. "Duplicate text" appears in a slide-down window.
Ah, the end to my one follower posting the same post five times in a row once a day!
| 6:15 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Craigslist puts up a "Please Flag with Care" box on all posts which includes links for flagging a post as: "miscategorized", "prohibited" and "spam/overpost".
I'm sure with very simple algorithms to count how many times a post gets flagged and by who (based on what IP is flagging the post), and the OP's email address & IP it has greatly increased the signal to noise ratio in their free posting areas and greatly reduced the amount of human editor resources needed to keep the boards clean.
| 6:39 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|What is the difference between a website in good standing, for example reporting on recent improvements or a new article posted, and a message that qualifies for "SPAM"? |
It is spelled "spam". SPAM is a trademark for canned meat.
Twitter spammers will include keywords from trending topics and promote sites that have nothing to do with those keywords. They also post every minute, not a few times a day. They also follow as many people as possible by using automatic means (they can start following you 10 minutes after you created your first account in the hope you follow them back). It is obvious when you see it.
Twitter spam has nothing to do with honest web sites reporting on updates and new articles. I wouldn't worry about it.
You could report spammers before, it's just easier now.
| 8:15 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thank goodness - they should've done this a long time ago.
I'm getting spammed to death from these followers that I end up blocking out.
| 9:07 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|Ahh to be Twitter. I could fart and get press and links... ;-) |
Yeah, but would you want to buy Twitter NOW at current values and try to make it pay? Not me.
| 9:44 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Its all the "Marketers" who thought they could spam everyone using twitter announcing new products, sales, etc... Most tweeters do not want to see that kind of stuff so this is a smart move on twitters part.
| 6:08 pm on Oct 15, 2009 (gmt 0)|
>>Is it really news worthy
Only because it isn't newsworthy to run the same headline every day: "Fastest growing site on the web drowning in spammers". [okay, maybe it isn't the fastest growing site, but you get the idea]