On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Jeffrey Greenberg<jeffreygreenb...@gmail.com> wrote: can we > expect more aggressive filtering from Twitter itself or is this really > a full-blown app responsibility?
Careful what you ask for -- if Twitter gets too aggressive, it's bound to impinge upon some developers and users. I'd rather see apps deal with some degree of spam on an audience-appropriate basis than have Twitter issuing edicts on 100% of what is, or is not, spam. Not only do people who all speak the same language have different opinions on what, exactly, is spam, but start figuring in language/cultural differences and I'd bet your as likely to offend someone with attempts at central censoring of what you perceive to be spam as you are to offend someone by failing to eradicate potential spam to begin with. Might be nice if Twitter, or some client app, applied a GMail-style spam filter ... or any other user-rule/behavior based filtering where users decide, individually, what is, or is not, spam, and intelligent algorithms on Twitter's side take user preferences into account and THEN become more proactive. Thanks- - Andy Badera - and...@badera.us - Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew+badera - This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private