But let me immediately add, that is on a technical definition of spam. I am fully aware that most people would label as "spam" any DM that they do not like.
On Aug 12, 4:03 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > Adam, > > I know this is off the topic of the thread, but along the same vein, > this whole notion that someone can spam one via DMs is absolutely > bloody bullshit. > > By virtue of how Twitter works, when you follow someone, you grant > that person permission to DM you. They can send you the biggest load > of crap, they are not spamming you. You opted in to receive DMs from > them. > > Your only recourse is to unfollow them, and thereby remove the > permission you granted them. > > Dewald > > On Aug 12, 3:56 pm, Adam Cloud <cloudy...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > **sigh** Dewald, on a technicality, you're completely right. We did opt in. > > It was originally a convenience to opt int, so you knew you were being > > followed. However since the count of bots has increased, it's now an > > inconvenience to constantly get follow emails\texts from bots. Perhaps they > > could rename it, now, to "Check box to increase twitter to inbox\phone > > traffic" > > > Maybe one of us could add to one of our Apps the ability to notify > > *after*having gone through a screening processes of some sort to see > > if the account > > resembles a bot :) > > Of course it wont' be perfect because at the beginning of the twitterbot > > life, they look like a normal user lol > > > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Adam, > > > > It may be an irritation and it may cost you money, but it is NOT spam. > > > > You opted in to receive the notifications on your phone, and hence it > > > is NOT spam. > > > > Dewald > > > > On Aug 12, 3:46 pm, Adam Cloud <cloudy...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > It can be spam if you had your account sent to auto-notify your phone or > > > > inbox when someone follows you. 1 spam follower won't make a dent, but > > > > if > > > > one spam follower is allowed to 'live' more will follow, and thats when > > > it > > > > gets fun.