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May 18th, 2008

Twitter Spammers

A minor thing, really: I’m tired of occasionally logging into Twitter and finding I’ve got oodles of new follower requests from spammers. Spammers on Twitter are odd ducks; they’ll post an update with an URL in it and while some are very convincing – that is, you think it’s a real update – others are more of the old school variety.

The good thing? At least I need to approve the requests – and I can deny these jokers before I see their updates.

The bad thing? It’s another list I need to maintain. Although I don’t have an explicit whitelist for email, there’s that, too… I’m wondering at what point it’ll become more trouble than it’s worth.

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