After undermining the usefulness of email, turning newsgroups into a forum for promoting sex sites and filling blog comment sections with adverts for penis pill adverts and get rich quick schemes, spammers have set their sights on a new target - Twitter. Richard Stiennon of ThreatChaos.com has published an analysis explaining …
TWATTERS more like!
Just about to fire up the Twat-O-Tron (tm)
Twammers..... Twammers!.....TWAMMERS!!!! for fcuk sake.
I think I need to go for a little lie down.
Twammers: Oh, come on!
That's got to be up there with blook as crappest made up word even it does point to "Twat" being the word for a spammed tweet.
Can't we do any better? Guano perhaps - annoying if it lands on you, but made Nauru a fortune from nitrate mining...
@Tony: "Twatters" could work
If you think about how they might be "squatting" on an otherwise real or useful Twitter account. Put the two together and you get "Twatters."
I'm missing the point here...
So, the twammers follow me. Unless I'm stupid enough to auto-follow every mouth-breather who follows me, I won't see anything they post.
Paris, cos even she's got more sense than that.
/prays for nuclear holocaust
seen it already
I had one sign up as a follower the next day it had gone...
So someone is aware and fixing it..
Hypocrisy of a spammer
I love how they guy is threatening the blog with legal action for using copyrighted screenshots of his software when he himself has ripped of the Twitter logo and himself uses screenshots of Twitter that clearly state "©2009 Twitter".
May I also suggest:
Blamming: Posting blog spam
Damming: Posting Digg spam
Ramming: Posting spam on the Reg's comments section
Jamming: Posting spam on Just Giving's short donation comments section (an expensive form of spamming, to be fair)
Hamming: Posting spam on theatre discussion boards
Spambing: shaving spam into the side of sheep
etcetera ad infinitum.
Spammers target twitter
... and nobody really notices...
What took them so long?
Mine's the one with the pen and post-it pad in it.
They got me the same day
as the Reg posted this informative nugget. And I thought for a second it was really a hot babe looking to score.. Drat! Darn Twatters, twammers, what ever.. its a waste.!