I would point them to examples of other apps (local news spammers come to mind) that have recently been blacklisted.
That aside, I for one am 100% opposed to giving anyone this sort of tool. Not that certain other people on this list haven't already done so for profit, sadly. ∞ Andy Badera ∞ +1 518-641-1280 Google Voice ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew%20badera On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 7:50 AM, Jonathan Markwell <j.l.markw...@inuda.com> 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. > > -- > Jonathan Markwell > Engineer | Founder | Connector > > Inuda Innovations Ltd, Brighton, UK > > Web application development & support > Twitter & Facebook integration specialists > http://inuda.com > > Organising the world's first events for the Twitter developer Community > http://TwitterDeveloperNest.com > > Providing a nice little place to work in the middle of Brighton - > http://theskiff.org > > Measuring your brand's visibility on the social web - http://HowSociable.com > > mob: 07766 021 485 | tel: 01273 704 549 | fax: 01273 376 953 > skype: jlmarkwell | twitter: http://twitter.com/jot >