I can't wait to hear how they plan to interest real people to follow these accounts. More keyword- (or geo-) based @ "replies"? save us!
> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 06:03:17 -0700 > From: john.l.me...@gmail.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [twitter-dev] Mass account creation > > Sounds like a swit (spam twitterer) to me. Have you told them about > twitter's blacklisting policy? > > > > On 1/7/2010 5:50 AM, Jonathan Markwell wrote: > > Hi All, > > > > Would be interested to hear both the community's opinion on this and > > the official Twitter view. > > > > I have a client that wants to create thousands of new accounts that > > they can use to send out a wide variety of niche interest tweets. They > > already have a quote from an outsourcing company that can do the work > > and are keen to go ahead. The accounts will, for the most part, be > > automated but I'm encouraging them to ensure each gets at least some > > human participation in them on a regular basis. > > > > I'm apprehensive about this and I'm trying to disuade them from going > > ahead. I'm not convinced that accounts that are primarily automated, > > especially when set up on this scale can add that much value to the > > ecosystem. Their feeling is quite the opposite and they believe the > > audience they are working to provide for will find this extremely > > valuable. In addition they are confident, and have some data to back > > it up, that what they are creating will bring a huge number of new > > real users to Twitter. > > > > What are your thoughts on this? > > > > Jon. > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ Windows Live: Make it easier for your friends to see what you’re up to on Facebook. http://www.microsoft.com/middleeast/windows/windowslive/see-it-in-action/social-network-basics.aspx?ocid=PID23461::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-xm:SI_SB_2:092009