I can imagine how to code it, therefore it is spam. ;-) But seriously, I
haven't seen anything like this yet, but I'm sure, given how visible I am in
Twitter, I'm sure I will.

I did have one borderline case the other day. I sent out a tweet in
LOLCAT-speak, and some bot latched on to it, created a URL in its service
and sent me an @ reply telling me the URL was available and to go visit that
URL. When I got there, it offered to build a redirect for it to any URL I
wanted. Seems cute, but not sure I trust it.

Just type "I CAN HAZ MATZOHBALLS" and this thing will respond. ;-)

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Michael Paladino <paladinomich...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> We had what looks like a similar situation.  The account
> http://twitter.com/webendover is @replying to our
> http://twitter.com/silverjoes account with text from our previous tweets.
> Definitely looks like a new form of spam.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: twitter-development-talk@googlegroups.com
> [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of tensigma
> Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:09 PM
> To: Twitter Development Talk
> Subject: [twitter-dev] Interesting Spam @reply
> I got this message today as an @reply:
> http://twitter.com/celeste9uk7/status/8339828993
> It took chunks of my past @replies and sent it to me.  I actually had
> to click the link to see if it was spam or not.  Anyone else seen this
> yet?

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

"I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God." ~Alan Hovhaness

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