Twitter Takes Spammers To Court
Ok, so there was no way that I ever would’ve expected that this would be the case. Twitter taking a “spamming organization” to court? Much like companies like Microsoft and Facebook have done recently? Does this make any sense? I thought that all of these spamming people were just simply nameless black hooded hackers working out of their parents basement in some suburban Ohio. Am I wrong?
Well, it appears that in a word, the answer to that is yes. Apparently twitter has taken to sue a company from Tennessee called Skootle (yes, I have never heard of these people either) its efforts to combat massive amounts of spam on its network. Twitter claims that it is filing suit against five of the most aggressive providers and spammers, and that they are somehow going to the source. But at the same time, I am wondering if that even makes any sense at all. I most of the spammers just individuals trying to push things like açai berries or something else? Wouldn’t it be better to strengthen their personal ligation of account applications?
Lawyers Go To Work
Well, apparently they companies preferred to take the court and let the lawyer sort it out. But what Twitter does say is that the gentleman who runs Skootle, named James Kester, is actually accused of operating or overseeing more than 129,000 spam twitter accounts.
Wow. That is in fact a ton of twitter spam. Congrats to them for finding out a culprit, and at least giving a public show that they are fighting to stop twitter spam as much as is possible.
There our other businesses named in the suit, but apparently they are all dubious websites that basically control a ton of twitter accounts and enable them to send crappy messages out to everyone. I think if you are reading at this site, you know exactly what kind of messages I am talking about.
An Interesting Move
Certainly this is a very interesting move by twitter. I think it is one of those things that probably is going to have very little effect, but from a public point of view is actually very smart. In a way, it is like Microsoft suing three pirates because they are trying to kill piracy overall. This is merely a drop in the bucket, but in the end it probably is going to work out quite fine for twitter. And, if you think you can get away with setting up something like 129,000 twitter accounts in order to push your Viagra, then you should probably think twice about the idea.
I’m on board about it, because obviously it is going to make the Twitter experience much better.