Twitter Spam Update

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Fri, 15 May 2009

Yesterday I described how I stumbled across a set of twitter accounts obviously being used for spam. I also mused that it shouldn't be that hard to detect them algorithmically. Well, I happened to check them today and found that Twitter reports they have been 'suspended due to strange activity' ! The accounts had existed for quite some time since they had sent out over a 1000 updates and had a substantial number of followers. I suspect Twitter likely detected them automatically and shut them down as part of a regular process but it does seem a bit of a coincidence that they were shut down so shortly after I wrote about them...


Twitter Spam