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First exposure to Twitter, is SPAM?

By jdclyde ·
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Ok, I broke down and signed up for Jason's Twitter after watching his TR review.

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=2035

Figured I would see what the hub-bub is all about.

Not 24 hours after signing up for Twitter, having done NOTHING but read Jasons "twits", I have someone following me. A Spammer. A good for nothing, lowlife, spammer.

No, I won't say his name or point to his account, because I refuse to feed the pig (so to speak) but anyone that is curious and knows how Twitter works can find it easy enough.

My question, how common is this?

Is there any moderation of accounts?

I will be waiting a day or two before I block him.

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Ahahahah!

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to First exposure to Twitter ...

Found you.

Just wait until the porn fruits find, and follow you. I check, and get rid of multiple followers monthly. Not necessarily the same multiple followers.

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Bananas or pineapples?

by jdclyde In reply to Ahahahah!

bananas I could see, or maybe even strawberries and cream, but anything else..... :0

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Thinly disguised innuendo

by santeewelding In reply to Bananas or pineapples?

Is gonna get you on a list, again.

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It was innuendo that got me yelled at last time

by jdclyde In reply to Thinly disguised innuendo

so no innuendo, just come out and say it!

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now you know why the start of the name is TWIT

by Deadly Ernest In reply to First exposure to Twitter ...

serves you right, I refuse to TWITter

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Why, Ernest

by santeewelding In reply to now you know why the star ...

Hooking up with porn fruits may be in your case not such a bad idea.

Maybe that is why JD doesn't shut it down immediately.

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Why should I wish to hook up with US politicians?

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Why, Ernest

Heck, I got talked into opening a Facebook account and a MyWasteofSpace account - the second is now as closed down as I can get it, they really stuffed it up and don't care if it won't work except with the latest versions of MS Windows, so I don't care to use it any more.

The Facebook is full of people playing silly games, so I only check it once a week or so now.

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Didn't shut it down

by jdclyde In reply to Why, Ernest

because in case someone following this discussion wanted to take a looksee at what a spammer in their natural habitat looks like...

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I still don't know why

by PurpleSkys In reply to First exposure to Twitter ...

Twitter is all the rage. I mean think about it for a minute, why do people really want to know what you are doing every single moment of your life. That's giving invitation for all kinds of ill intent. Honestly, if you want to know what's going on in my life, pick up the phone and call me or come and visit me. "Nuff" said?

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For me

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I still don't know why

it's all about perfecting my skill at inanity. < said with perfectly straight face >

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