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.

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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.
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