Bloody Sexual Twitter DM’s. Go Away!

by Klaus on March 1, 2010

in Twitter

The micro-blogging social network, Twitter, recently reached 50 million daily tweets, so it’s safe to say that Twitter is getting more and more popular as time goes by.

Just like anything else popular, some people will try to exploit for. For Twitter, it’s often spammers. For instance, I follow many Twitter users because of TweetAdder (and thanks to TweetAdder, I now have over 4,000 targeted followers myself, up from just 500 followers), so I tend to receive a ton of Direct Messages, also known as DM’s, since every now and then I come across some users who wants to “spam” me – or their Twitter account might have been compromised and is sending out spam.


The down side, if you send me a serious DM, chances are I might never see it. It will simply disappear in the stream of spammy DM’s, like these:

Since we probably can’t easily get rid of them, the safest way to get in touch with me over Twitter, is simply to send one of those @replies. If you’re new to Twitter, it’s just a matter of typing @techpatio somewhere in your tweet and it will show up at my end. I read all tweets containing @techpatio, so I sholdn’t be able to miss what you might have to say 🙂

What’s a post about Twitter without encouraging you to follow me? So, if you’re not already doing so, feel free to follow @TechPatio on Twitter and you’re also welcome to say hi!

Comments & Leave a Comment

comments

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

introvertzone March 1, 2010 at 18:30

Whoa! Yep, looks like those accounts got hacked. I remember getting a lot of DMs sort of like that a month or so ago and at first was unfollowing the first few. Then I found out they were hacked and were very embarrassed about their DMs! 🙂
.-= introvertzone´s last blog ..The introvert in high school =-.

Reply

Klaus @ TechPatio March 1, 2010 at 22:27

If that’s the case, then people really need to pay more attention to what they click on – and make sure to have a safe password 🙂
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Akismet Blocking Your Blog? No Way, Just a SPAM Trick! =-.

Reply

Promotional Printing March 2, 2010 at 01:51

This post makes a lot of sense and People tend to hacked sites that are having a lot of fans. Even with good passwords, there are just some people whoa are good in hacking other people’s accounts. But it wouldn’t hurt to have a username and password that is hard to figure out.

Reply

chandan March 3, 2010 at 07:21

I also get such type of spam DM, I simply ignore all those DM and if I get more DM like this from the same person, I simply unfollow that person.
.-= chandan´s last blog ..Advance backlink building strategy by social bookmarking =-.

Reply

Klaus @ TechPatio March 3, 2010 at 10:50

I ignore most of my DM’s, unfortuantely. There’s just too many of them. Sometime I skrim through to see if I can spot something “real”, but I don’t READ through all my DM’s.
.-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..February 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report =-.

Reply

 

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 8 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: