3 New Types of Twitter Spam

Twitter spammers are at it, again.

If it wasn’t enough with the Twitter direct messages (DMs) with offers about “making money with Google” or “make $500 a day online”, now there are more kinds of Twitter spam that you can add to your list.

Here is a review of 3 new types of Twitter spam.

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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:

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4 steps to Get Rid of Twitter Spam

get rid of twitter spamOn the past 2 weeks, I have received a lot of Twitter direct messages (DMs) with offers about “making money with Google” or “make $500 a day online”.

It appears that I am not the only one.

These Twitter direct messages are not only annoying but they kill in less than a second all the reputation that we took so hard to build through our tweets.

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