Twitter Quote Retweet Spam: a New Twist

Twitter spam has been around almost as long as there’s been a Twitter. @ Mention spam was a cleverly annoying way to ensure that anyone even noticed the spam, given the volume of Tweets that scroll quickly by on most users’ Tweet streams. Usually, a Retweet (akin to Sharing, on most sites) or @ Mention Read More …

Spam Café

Now and then, I don a HAZMAT suit and dive into the spam bucket to see if anyone I know fell in. (I won’t name names, and I won’t always throw you a rope – kind of depends on the depth and stinkiness of the bucket on any given day.) I miss the days when Read More …

Would You Like Spam and Eggs for Breakfast?

Judging from some of the comments that didn’t make it off the cutting room floor, I’d say more than a few folks out there got shiny new spambots and comment spinners for Christmas. They are now doing their level best to ensure that Santa brings them enough coal, this coming winter, to survive the next Read More …