Found an article at Silicon Alley Insider talking about spam on twitter. Apparently, it’s happening quite a bit.
Coincidentally, I received several pieces of the stuff in my email this morning which made me think of “spit.” Spam + Twitter = spit
“@spitter hey, it was really nice that you _spit_ in my email bin today… by the way, why are you following 10K people, but none of them follow you back.”
Someone in the discussion at SAI added to it calling it “spwit.” I kinda like that.