the specific example you give seems fine. On the other hand when you start to talk about a thousand(s), it starts to raise valid questions for anyone who monitors this group.
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:02 AM, DenisioDelBoro <alya...@gmail.com> wrote: > First of all, there is only one form of spam - it's *unsolicited* > messages sent massively. > Second of all, tell me, please, in what way creating, let's say, 100 > accounts just for tweeting weather forecasts for different cities is a > spam? I'm not talking about mentioning there random nicknames or > something like that to get new followers, of course. Just pure > forecast, without any links. > Third of all, why do you think those RSS feeds will be useless? Maybe > it's more convenient for some users to get updates with Twitter than > with Google Reader. > > On 27 янв, 18:30, Dale Folla MeDia <mogul...@gmail.com> wrote: > > the only possible reasons someone would have to create that many accounts > > would be to spam in one form or another. There should be other ways to > skin > > that cat.. You could not keep up with that many accounts unless you sent > > out huge amounts of useless RSS feeeds just to gain followers so you can > > mass dm them... > > > > > > On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:16 AM, Andrew Badera <and...@badera.us> wrote: > > > 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 <http://twitterdevelopernest.com/>< > 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 <http://howsociable.com/>< > http://howsociable.com/> > > > > > > mob: 07766 021 485 | tel: 01273 704 549 | fax: 01273 376 953 > > > > skype: jlmarkwell | twitter:http://twitter.com/jot > > > > -- > > Dale Merritt > > Fol.la MeDia, LLC > -- Dale Merritt Fol.la MeDia, LLC