These kind of tools do a lot of damage to twitter ecosystem.
On Mar 4, 3:02 pm, Alan Hamlyn <alanhamlyn...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Dewald, > > In fact you partly answered it yourself. > > Random login CAPTCHA's when logging in to twitter, or the occasional > one if flagged based on users tweets to have once to fill one in to > send a tweet. > > Algorithms, especially to to detect accounts that send 98%-100% links > in tweets. > > Legal account, which I'm sure they are already doing. > > Algorithms like pascal mentioned, to pick up on likely spam behaviour. > > Improving the report spam feature on twitters website, and actively > encourage other users to report spam. > > Stop the twitter accounts of the twitter spam software from being able > to run, i.e @tweettankone and their variant accounts which are site > hacking sites. > > Education to users, that twitter should be used for engagement not to > spam links and churn followers. > > Change up the site code fields that send tweets, or reliant data to > have 1000's of variants, so if the site changes too much, or something > the site hackers rely on, the information will change too frequently. > > Those are a few of my ideas. > > Alan :) > > On Feb 24, 9:38 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > Apart from implementing reCAPTCHA on tweet submission, follow, and > > unfollow, I can't see what Twitter can do to prevent that kind of > > abuse (can you imagine the revolt by bona fide users?). How else do > > you determine that it is an actual human and not a piece of automated > > software behind the browser on the user's desktop or laptop? The only > > other option is legally, and that depends on the country of residence > > of the owners of the software. At this point in time, it appears that > > anyone who is able to and have the inclination to write desktop > > software that bypasses the API might have carte blanche to do so. > > > On Feb 24, 7:00 am,AlanHamlyn<alanhamlyn...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Spam applications like Tweetadder, TheTweetTank and many others like > > > it are currently hacking the website to get round oauth and basic auth > > > restrictions - what is Twitter doing to level the playing field for > > > serious developers who use oauth and follow Twitter guidelines? > > > > Many thanks in advance, > > > >AlanHamlyn > > > MarketMeSuite -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk