How Does Twitter Spam Happen?

Some application developers request access to your Twitter account in order for their applications (e.g. Pandora, Mashable, TweetMeme) to work.

Here is an example of the application TweetMeme asking you to grant it access to your Twitter account:

After granting an application access to your Twitter account, it will be included in your list of Twitter connections. Here is a screenshot of TweetMeme having access to a Twitter account:

Twitter Spam happens when application developers abuse that access that you have granted them to your Twitter account.

How do you get rid of Twitter Spam?

Follow these 4 steps to get rid of Twitter spam.

About the author: Since 2007 Damian Davila Rojas lives at Honolulu, Hawaii doing marketing, public relations, and web analytics. His research interests are viral marketing and how to use web metrics to make better strategic business decisions.  Follow Damian on Twitter at @idaconcpts.

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