For Twitter to make the transition into a real business platform they will have to get serious about killing porn, spam, and scammers on Twitter.
Just how bad is TRUETWIT? In the graphic above I was using Bluenod (a Twitter data viz program) to look at my Twitter community. And who shows up as a…
Brian must not have read my post on Twitter Bots and the Bot Networks (Twitter Bot Network Invades Social Media for Business: How BotNets Work) that are starting to infest all of social media. Claiming to be legitimate businesses these bot captains merely redirect their lifeless accounts to follow, LIKE or add your account to show great growth.
The Takeaway: With huge networks of seemingly legitimate Twitter accounts (we're talking 100,000+ networks) a spammer can offer social media services, through a seemingly legitimate business. Imagine their succcess when they can drive your company's Twitter following up 10,000 followers in one week. And you can imagine their successful promotion of your Twitter business will continue to rocket up.
Twitter Turkey's moving into social business space. I was looking into some phenomenal twitter activity related to one of my posts, when I noticed the high volume of tweets wasn't really correlating with a huge jump in traffic to the page.
What was I thinking? I got what looked like a legitimate message about a new Twitter tool. And something about stalking. Perhaps that should've been the clue. But I went along for a looksee. And in the process opened my account up to a scam of some sort. The StalkTrak, LTwitteri(d0t)com, Twitter Hack.
So these days I think you've got to feel for the folks just getting into Twitter. When it was first released to the public in 2006 during SXSW Interactive, I…
the Twitter Formula: TS = FUD (Twitter Satisfaction = Following good tweeps, Unfollowing shallow tweeps, Discovering new tweeps)
1. Twitter is like IM broadcasting. 2. Twitter is not something you leave open and follow. 3. In order to effective in "working Twitter" you have to manage the stream of Tweets.