Spam is anything in your inbox caused by a third party and not desired by you. Period. Get over the semantics already. If it were possible to opt-out of "all bambibot, SEObot and other spambot accounts" on Twitter, then sure, getting bot follow notifications in your inbox would NOT be spam. Unfortunately the choice is not offered, but the lack of a distinctive choice in this matter does not change intent or outcome.
∞ Andy Badera ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=(andrew+badera)+OR+(andy+badera) On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Neil Ellis<neilellis1...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > +1 and well explained Chris, thanks. > > On 13 Aug 2009, at 08:38, Chris Babcock wrote: > >> >> On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:50:24 -0700 (PDT) >> Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> 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. >> >> >> If you have an email account sent notices to your IMs when you have >> email, those notices are not Spam, but the content of the message may >> be. >> >> Twitter's just the protocol. The "you have a follower" message is not >> Spam, but the act of following itself may be if the intent is to use >> Twitter's delivery methods to deliver unwelcome content. >> >> If a user opts-out of receiving follower notices because of the >> content of the followers' profiles then Spam has damaged the network >> infrastructure on which Twitter is based. >> >> Chris Babcock >> >> >> >> > >