This is what a Twitter spammer looks like

  • This is what a Twitter spammer looks like

This is what a Twitter spammer looks like

Now that most corporations are dealing very efficiently with email spam, social media spam is next.

Twitter spammers: here is a quick look at what professional spam in Twitter looks like.

Today I was doing some routine work in one of my social media campaign management tools where I stumbled upon around 15 Tweets. What made me curious was that all of them Tweeted the exact same text. Drilling further down I realized that most of the Twitter IDs (names) seemed phoney. And so did the photos.

I quickly realized that this was a case of Twitter spam.

This is what it looked like (excerpt of all the messages – click on the image to see full size)

Professional Twitter Spammers

When you click on the photo you are taken to Twitpic – a free photo sharing service.

Why should you care?

Well, probably you shouldn’t care too much. But I would like to point out that it pays to manually check whomever you are following on Twitter. Especially if you are using automated follower systems, it definitely pays to clean up and unfollow spammers like these. Why? Doing so should improve the value you can take away from using Twitter.

More like this, why not follow me on Twitter (I promise not to spam too much)

2017-12-03T15:21:42+00:00

About the Author:

Michael Leander is an award winning international speaker, trainer, consultant and board member. He speaks about topics related to marketing automation, email marketing, social media marketing, digital marketing, direct marketing, CRM and loyalty marketing. A consistently highly rated keynote speaker, marketing workshop trainer and panelist, he has shared his knowledge in more than 40 countries. Practicing what he preaches, Michael Leander also shares his knowledge and ideas on his blog and in all of the most popular social channels. Michael Leander hails from the Kingdom of Denmark.