Alex, so you're saying that we ought to auto-report spamming that we detect.
And I guess we have to formulate some spam detection strategies of our own... And obviously you're dealing with spam of different kinds already: @spamming, follower spamming to name two of em... but can you speak to this particular one which screws up search results? Does Twitter do spam detection on tweets? I guess you should be somewhat secretive on the approach so that spammers cannot workaround it easily, but can we expect more aggressive filtering from Twitter itself or is this really a full-blown app responsibility? Thanks. jeffrey On Jul 7, 3:59 pm, Alex Payne <a...@twitter.com> wrote: > Anyone can send a Direct Message to @spam with the username of a potential > spammer. We factor those reports into our automated spam detection tools. > We're well aware of the issue, and we appreciate the help. > > On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 15:41, Jeffrey Greenberg > <jeffreygreenb...@gmail.com>wrote: > > > > > > > > > So i'm seeing a ton of tweet spam that appends the trending topics to > > the tweet. For example, "Hey here is myhttp://spam/1234Michael > > Jackson MJ iran" > > > They get picked up by searches ( for instance see the search "stock > > market" athttp://www.tweettronics.com ) > > > What is Twitter doing or planning on doing to deal with this? It has > > been noted elsewhere that any tweet with 3 or more trending topics is > > likely to be spam... Will Twiitter institute an automated spam > > rejection through the API let alone through it's other interfaces? > > > I suppose we've entered the era of dealing with Twitter spam with all > > our apps... ugh > > > Please advise > > > jeffrey greenberg > >http://www.jeffrey-greenberg.com > >http://www.tweettronics.com > > -- > Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc.http://twitter.com/al3x