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This article was published on November 1, 2009

Spam Arrives In Twitter Lists

Spam Arrives In Twitter Lists
Alex Wilhelm
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Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

Spam expands to fill all corners, Twitter being no exception. We now have a confirmed example, via my Twitter account, of spam lists being created to promote a single user, the propagator of those lists.

Here is the spam list, not very subtle:

spam in lists

Here is the list of lists made by the user, notice a trend? [more pics after the jump]

list spame 2

And finally, the user herself!

lists spam 3

Twitter needs to implement a “report list as spam” feature right away. In fact, combine the two, and have a “report list and spam and block user” button. Ah, Twitter, I love you, but you and spam have been trysting for just too long.

Anyone else seeing this?