A New Kind of Spam

27 12 2009

Today, I got a present a day late: a new kind of Twitter spam.  The scheme is yet the latest in a seemingly endless barrage of new spam techniques on the popular microblogging service.  The new spin? The spammers repeat a message that you originally tweeted – a process known in the vernacular as "retweeting".  Yet when the spammers retweet your message, they attach a link of their own devising, thereby tricking people who follow and trust you into clicking on their link.  It makes it look to all the world like you originally posted the spam link.  So not only are these spammers scum, they're now making innocent people look like scum.

Spammers suck.

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