TwerpScan – Good Name; Good Way to Zap Them

There’s been much contemplation as to what to call these… whatevers who follow 1000s of people on twitter, but with few followers. In a previous post, calling them a “spwitter” was an idea, but I agree, that was a little too cute and there’s very little cuteness about these… whatevers. “Spit” (spam + twit) is a good name for it. It’s nasty; it should have a nasty name.
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Spammers on Twitter = Spwitter?

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

As in,

“@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.”

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