Wow, this is great data, finding all kinds of stuff. These types of spammers I think are going to be really easy to find with my approach. I'm going to have to tweak my knowledge base a bit but that's ok, I think that this is actually going to work. Thanks!
On Apr 9, 12:30 pm, Jerome Hughes <jro...@gmail.com> wrote: > Jeff-- > > while tweeting for the Chicago music club The Hideout, keep a close watch on > a search of the term "hideout" and see plenty in that stream that qualifies > > many of these "sock puppets" have patterns to their names and flaky > "interests" that don't quite fit in their bios > > they'll often RT a reputable publication's tweet about an article > immediately after the reputable pub tweets it, see these when the article > title includes the keyword "hideout" > > believe they're doing this to increase their "credibility" and have not yet > figured out (or needed) to delay the RTs enough after the original tweet to > make it look more like it's actually a real person > > a current example (about which I corresponded with the author just recently, > he assured me that they are not doing it themselves, etc.) > > http://search.twitter.com/search?q=Inside+Gbagbo%27s+luxury+basement+... > > best, > > --Jerome Hughes > @jromeh @hideoutchicago > > On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky < > > > > > > > > zn...@borasky-research.net> wrote: > > > On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:13 AM, Jeff Tucker <fred.f.cho...@gmail.com>wrote: > > >> Followers tweeting nonsense or just tweeting sentences that just don't > >> quite fit with reality is exactly what I'm hoping to identify. It's > >> easy enough to find a known spammer and block them, but my hope is to > >> identify a spam account before they ever actually send any links. > >> There are certainly some categories of spammers that this approach > >> will not work on, although they are easy enough to detect using other > >> means. I have observed a trend of bots that attempt to appear human > >> and those are the ones that I hope to identify. I will have something > >> completed by about two weeks from now so I'll post with how effective > >> it is. > > > Interesting - I haven't seen that type of bot following me in a long time. > > Maybe the maker read > >http://borasky-research.net/2011/02/18/this-is-not-the-blog-post-abou...and > > put me on a "do not follow because he'll send my name to Twitter" list. ;-) > > > -- > >http://twitter.com/znmebhttp://borasky-research.net > > > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." -- Paul > > Erdős > > > -- > > 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 -- 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