I fully agree with you, Duane. Dewald
On Aug 20, 12:17 am, Duane Roelands <duane.roela...@gmail.com> wrote: > This is a terrible idea. > > 1. It's unethical because Twitter users have never authorized Twitter > to use their email addresses in this way. The TOS specifically states > "We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you > provide to the Twitter service. Your profile and materials uploaded > remain yours." My profile is mine; that includes my email address. > > 2. It will drive users away from Twitter because they will start > getting email that says "Hey, we know you use Twitter! Your account > name is @DWRoelands! Follow us on Twitter!" Users don't like having > their email addresses used in ways that surprise them; ESPECIALLY when > it results in marketing email that they didn't ask for. Many users > will conclude (incorrectly) that Twitter sold their email addresses > and that's not the sort of press Twitter needs. > > 3. It's a spammer's dream; an email-validation system that not only > tells you which email addresses are probably good - it also gives you > a pile of Twitter usernames to auto-spam-follow. > > As a developer and a user, I hope Twitter -never- implements this.