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Just to make sure that anyone who's not on Twitter knows about Twitter, understands the coolness of Twitter and sees that everyone they know is on it and that they should be on it too, Twitter has introduced sharing by email. If one of the Twitterati sees a tweet they want to share with their Luddite unstreet friends, they can …

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Spam filter

content contains 'twitter'

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Re: Spam filter

And some method of counting the 'twitter' spam generated from each email address, then permanently blocking the email address of serial twit spammers.

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Re: Spam filter

Twit filter. There, fixed that for you.

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Re: Spam filter

Twitters are twats!

http://www.twat.me.uk/

For those who are unsure as to their standing: http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/are-you-a-twat-2012102446226

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Filters...

..are your friend.

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Re: Filters...

And it should auto-forward to support@twitter.com or someone.important@twitter.com (don't know off-hand and I can't be bothered to find out)...

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WTF?

More ways

people can be sued for libel ....

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Oh Great!

I now have this urge to rip the network cable out of the wall.

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Anonymous Coward

I've been doing this for ages

Ctrl+C -> Ctrl + V

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Anonymous Coward

I will be seriously ...

... pissed off at anybody who gives twitter my email address.

And if they get my email address from somebody and send me a single unsolicited email (apart from the tweet) I will be complaining to the Information Commissioner.

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Re: I will be seriously ...

I concur, I can ignore spam about Viagra, and winning the lottery in a far off land...

But twitter? no thank you... that is just vile filth to be emailing...

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Re: I will be seriously ...

My e-mail is spam free due to careful use of company@mydomain.com e-mail addresses. Each company/online registration gets a unique e-mail alias on my domain and if they abuse it, they lose the privilege of emailing me.

My friends have my proper email address and this is how it's going to get "out there". Looks like friends may be getting the same treatment if that happens.

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Re: I will be seriously ...

Looks like my free hmamail will be working overtime. Companies get given it as a contact address and unless the filter is set to auto-forward the mail gets deleted after 24hrs. When I have finished a transaction with a company I remove any auto-forward filter & their mail never troubles me again! Leaves me in control.

I will be truly pissed if I start getting emails from all and sundry just because someone who has my email address is a twat and uses twitter & decides he should send me a twatter from his twitter account.

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Anonymous Coward

Tweeters are "Luddite unstreet friends".

Twitter! Bollox! It's rubbish, conceived for and used by the brain dead.

Facebook is for chavvy Jeremy Kyle wanna be's.

Prefect for 90% of british citizens then.

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FAIL

Can you repeat that but this time in English?

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"Tweeters are "Luddite unstreet friends".

Twitter! Bollox! It's rubbish, conceived for and used by the brain dead.

Facebook is for chavvy Jeremy Kyle wanna be's.

Prefect for 90% of british citizens then."

That, presumably, was a word from our style, education, literacy and mental stability correspondent. Tweets about bowel movements suddenly seem a lot more interesting in comparison.

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"a friend who isn’t yet on Twitter"

Yet? YET?? Mr Filip, you assume too much....

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Anonymous Coward

Similar to the viral spread of facebook where people email friends to say they've picture on facebook and when they try to look at them they find they have to sign up first.

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and if that's not creepy enough, Zuckerberg is sharing your photos with the cops/ad men/marketing gurus/private mercenaries/bureaucrats/technocrats/elite bankers and the new world order...

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Just remember, for google, twitter, facebook, etc:

you are not the customer

you are the product

The customer is the advertisers that are buying access to the networks to spam, I mean, promote their valuable goods and services to you

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@AC 17:11GMT - Oh, but I received this type of emails

However, I'm perfectly able to ignore them and still have friends even though they are on the social herding site while I'm not. When they ask me if I saw those photos they posted in FB, I reply "sorry but I can't because FB will not allow me to see them unless I open an account". You might be surprised but it works every time.

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Sadly, you're not even the product - just the unpaid data entry clerk who gets to create the content, type it up and then upload it to the server. I imagine MUG is the acronym for that role within the data bubble ...

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learn how to use a computer

who cant copy and paste 140 characters into an email client.....

fucking hell i could type the whole thing out from memory. are people really so inferior to me these days?

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Re: learn how to use a computer

Sadly yes, we hit 'peak intelligence' somewhere around the mid 90's, it's all downhill from here...as more and more generations know how to do less and less, and the elder generations spoonfeed them more and more and more.

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bye bye.

describe PR_TWIT massive avalanche of twits

header PR_TWIT From =~ /twitter\.com/i

score PR_TWIT 20

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Twitter...

... what's that then?

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Re: Twitter...

Check your e-mail.

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Barely concealed personal information grab

NFT

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Send this tweet to friends*

* By giving us any email, you give us authorization to spam the bajeezus out of that email, no matter what the owner of that email wants.

Twitter not responsible for lost friendships or bodily injury due to us spamming any email you give us.

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Makes me want to create a bunch of Sneakemail addresses, print them out on perforated paper, and keep in my billfold - "Oh, you want my email address? [rip] - here you go [/me scribbles their name on stub]."

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Human spam filters

None of my friends who have my proper (non forum, etc etc) email address would ever do that, that's why I let them have that email address.

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Twitter wants to know what a Luddite really is?

1) Receive email spam from Twitterati

2) Get animal trap out of garage

3) Trap one of the local skunks

4) Do not feed skunk for 3 days

5) Throw about 20 jalapeno peppers laced with ExLax chocolate into trap with now-famished skunk

6) Drive in to San Francisco

7) Step into elevator at 1355 Market, press button for 9th floor

8) Liberally shake trap on the way up

9) Open trap and throw into 9th floor lobby .

10) Go home with a big smile on my face.

With the exception of the electronics in the car and elevator, I don't think I have used any technologies that are less than 40 years old!

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Re: Twitter wants to know what a Luddite really is?

You could walk and construct a trebuchet outside...

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Re: Twitter wants to know what a Luddite really is?

Don't forget to wear the anonymous mask because their is bound to be a CCTV camera around.

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First Person who uses this on me...

Gets the biggest .BMP file I can create e-mailed directly to them with the words "Don't Send Me TwitterSpam" written in it.

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Re: First Person who uses this on me...

I prefer the offline approach, blow up a huge picture 10x10 and leave it next to the entrance where their offices are.

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Ah, Hmmmm can I say that, er, I quite like twitter? Used properly its like having your own forum populated by people you find interesting.

There is no way that I would ever give them anyone else's email addy though.

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Twitter...

...just don't get it.

As far as I can see, it seems to be used mainly so that when someone dies, a celebrity can say "OMG so sad xxxxx has died loved her stuff RIP", and the news media can fill space with this drivel.

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Twatter

Used by people who want to follow someone/something. The rest of us call them sheep and use them to provide meat, clothing and sexual partners. ;-) Like everyone else said, use Filters, and if that doesn't work, then use lawyers. (Ewwww, must go wash my mouth now!)

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