Another Spammer

@NonaCobbzea's Twitter Conversation Network

This one is interesting – the network is fairly connected, if it wasn’t for the big ball of purple in the middle (@NonaCobbzea) it would look pretty normal. She’s sending unwanted @ messages with the same link in each one to a weird “blog” that’s a overly descriptive of certain aspects of her life I’d […]

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Graphing @spam

I wonder how this will change with the new report as spam feature.

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Spammers etc.

I got another irrelevant @ message. The content of this one was a link to … you knew where I was going with that. I don’t need to say it! Check out the graph for the originator – @BaileyWolfeaem: Again, lots of one way links to “normal” Twitter uses (who have reciprocal conversations). the graph […]

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@ Message Spam

I used Twitter’s new “Report as Spam” feature today for the first time, after I got a bizarre @ message from @billy_Napper_ (Following 0, 0 Followers) about the top 10 hosting sites. I don’t pretend to know all the different kinds of spam on Twitter, but there are those spammers that follow you in order […]

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What Constitutes Spam on Twitter?

I don’t know if this is particularly harsh, but I consider anyone who regularly promotes the same website without declaring an affiliation to be a spammer. Sometimes a well-disguised spammer, kudos to that, but a spammer nevertheless. Note – this doesn’t include people promoting their blog on Twitter. I tweet posts from my blog that […]

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Scam Spam

This made it through my junk mail filter. It’s kinda funny! A £300,000 407? That would be quite some car… You are a winner of £300,000.00 and Peugeot 407 car courtesy of Peugeot Automobile,London,UK. your secret pin code PGA00111234 and your reference number PGA: 12058006/06. Please acknowledge the receipt of this mail with the details […]

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Spammers Getting Creative

This morning I found a spammer who I actually have a grudging admiration for. They’ve been a little more creative than posting a headless picture of a young (hot) girl or mass following anyone who mentions whatever they’re pushing in the hope they follow them back. Check them out: http://twitter.com/SkiClubs At the moment of writing […]

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Spam

I spend a lot of time thinking about Spam. It may be an inherent danger of being a Programmer. Even though I take care of my email address not being posted around the internet I get junk mail. Some of it is quite funny, although I hear some people fall for the bank with unclaimed […]

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