Twitter spam, effective or idiotic?

This morning the replies kept crossing my screen. They look like this:

Just started using http://twply.com/ to get my @replies via email. Neat stuff!

Aaarrrrrggggghhhhh.

To me this marks this company forever that it’s a spammer. I will never try this tool just because of this. It is why I am increasingly finding myself unwilling to put my twitter address and password into a new tool. They can use that access to hurt you and your reputation.

But, on the other hand, this is brilliant. It is spreading so fast that in the three minutes it took to bang out this post 30 more people loaded this tool and handed over their names and passwords.

Effective and viral. Expect more of this marketing in the future.

Me? It is cluttering up my screen. I need a new kind of filter now.

Aaarrrrrggggggghhhhhh!

UPDATE: Mathew Ingram says that it sent the message even though he thought he turned it off. We are also discussing this on friendfeed.

Comments

  1. Any kind of unapproved messages to or from somebody, via Twitter, e-mail or anything else, is idiotic. Marketing 101 centers around permission, and if they don’t have it, they should get out of the game. It’s a very bad practice.

    Some default to sending a message but offer an opt-out checkbox, and that’s a little better, but too many folks are going too quickly to notice. Twitterank was a good example of that.

  2. Any kind of unapproved messages to or from somebody, via Twitter, e-mail or anything else, is idiotic. Marketing 101 centers around permission, and if they don’t have it, they should get out of the game. It’s a very bad practice.

    Some default to sending a message but offer an opt-out checkbox, and that’s a little better, but too many folks are going too quickly to notice. Twitterank was a good example of that.

  3. The sentence “I support twply … every three weeks I show them love” does not in any way specify that you will be sending spam to Twitter.

  4. The sentence “I support twply … every three weeks I show them love” does not in any way specify that you will be sending spam to Twitter.

  5. Completely agree with Louis and Robert. I will not use.

    They claim to have an opt-out, but the phrase “Support Twply on your first login?” is in no way clear that they will send a tweet out on your behalf.

  6. Completely agree with Louis and Robert. I will not use.

    They claim to have an opt-out, but the phrase “Support Twply on your first login?” is in no way clear that they will send a tweet out on your behalf.

  7. Yes, so many of these tools cross our screens. I’m looking forward to hearing from you what the best of all of these tools is, and what is the tool most likely to last, so we don’t have to spend half our lives signing up, maintaining, and worrying about what will happen to our signons, i.e., what abuse reputation tainting will occur.

    I’d certainly take a hard look. Thanks for the great blogging, & HNY!

  8. Yes, so many of these tools cross our screens. I’m looking forward to hearing from you what the best of all of these tools is, and what is the tool most likely to last, so we don’t have to spend half our lives signing up, maintaining, and worrying about what will happen to our signons, i.e., what abuse reputation tainting will occur.

    I’d certainly take a hard look. Thanks for the great blogging, & HNY!

  9. When I challanged them over the fact the sent out a message without my permission, they replied that they had asked on their homepage.

    The message on the page states :”I support twply … every three weeks I show them love” which to me is not saying they will send out a message.

    And one hour after signing up, I have still recieved no emails.

    I have now changed my password as I considered totally unreliable

  10. When I challanged them over the fact the sent out a message without my permission, they replied that they had asked on their homepage.

    The message on the page states :”I support twply … every three weeks I show them love” which to me is not saying they will send out a message.

    And one hour after signing up, I have still recieved no emails.

    I have now changed my password as I considered totally unreliable

  11. I just changed my Twitter password so they can’t use my account. I really don’t like giving all these different services my password. The Twitter API is awesome, but you really have to trust these various Twitter clients and services.

  12. I saw someone else’s tweetspam about it and thought it sounded like a good service I’d like to try. I don’t have tons of people following me, so telling the few that do follow about this service seemed like a good idea… however… I can see how someone who follows (back) as many as you do could be become overwhelmed and be left with a spammy feeling… I hope that the report that they are tweetspamming whether you choose to allow it or not, is inaccurate or an unintentional mistake. Whatever the case, it seems that they accomplished their goal of getting exposure with this tactic, since you’re posting about it… I’m sure they appreciate your postings more than if you used their service.

  13. I just changed my Twitter password so they can’t use my account. I really don’t like giving all these different services my password. The Twitter API is awesome, but you really have to trust these various Twitter clients and services.

  14. I saw someone else’s tweetspam about it and thought it sounded like a good service I’d like to try. I don’t have tons of people following me, so telling the few that do follow about this service seemed like a good idea… however… I can see how someone who follows (back) as many as you do could be become overwhelmed and be left with a spammy feeling… I hope that the report that they are tweetspamming whether you choose to allow it or not, is inaccurate or an unintentional mistake. Whatever the case, it seems that they accomplished their goal of getting exposure with this tactic, since you’re posting about it… I’m sure they appreciate your postings more than if you used their service.

  15. I kind of jumped to the same conclusion and would generally agree, however, with any new venture I think It’s hard to find a good starting balance.

    Perhaps these guys/gals took the wrong approach, but somewhat in their defense, their login process gives users the option to enable or disable the first broadcast.

    People make mistakes. My $0.02

  16. I kind of jumped to the same conclusion and would generally agree, however, with any new venture I think It’s hard to find a good starting balance.

    Perhaps these guys/gals took the wrong approach, but somewhat in their defense, their login process gives users the option to enable or disable the first broadcast.

    People make mistakes. My $0.02

  17. This is absolutely idiot when people out there using twitter inappropriate.
    But is it a kind of an identity theft, in other words, steal username and password someone else then using it on an API or just pure someone retweets it without using ‘RT/retweet’ phrase?

  18. This is absolutely idiot when people out there using twitter inappropriate.
    But is it a kind of an identity theft, in other words, steal username and password someone else then using it on an API or just pure someone retweets it without using ‘RT/retweet’ phrase?

  19. If by “effective” you mean it succeeded in ensuring that a) I won;t use it and b) I’ve installed a new Tweet filter so I stop seeing these, then yes, it’s “effective”.

    Probably not the effect they had in mind.

  20. If by “effective” you mean it succeeded in ensuring that a) I won;t use it and b) I’ve installed a new Tweet filter so I stop seeing these, then yes, it’s “effective”.

    Probably not the effect they had in mind.

  21. Any robot generated reply sent without the senders knowledge or permission is spam.

    It’s also idiotic to send out this kind of response before the user has had an opportunity to validate that it’s a tool they want to recommend. A tweet from the user after they’ve actually used something is far more powerful.

    I will not even consider using a product from a company with a marketing campaign that subtly implies they are knowingly trying to game the system.

  22. Any robot generated reply sent without the senders knowledge or permission is spam.

    It’s also idiotic to send out this kind of response before the user has had an opportunity to validate that it’s a tool they want to recommend. A tweet from the user after they’ve actually used something is far more powerful.

    I will not even consider using a product from a company with a marketing campaign that subtly implies they are knowingly trying to game the system.

  23. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  24. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  25. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  26. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  27. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  28. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  29. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  30. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  31. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  32. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  33. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  34. Honestly everyone needs to stop yelling about the message, we clearly ask on the homepage. Before it was based on IP but we took that off so everyone can see. If you want to see please log out or see the screenshot here. http://upload3.net//uploads/761Picture%206.png

    Sorry if this killed your twitter account, but dont say we didnt ask.

    The service is currently down right now due how effective the marketing worked.

  35. Why doesn’t twitter use remote keys like Flickr and Friendfeed? Ones you can revoke so you don’t have to change your password after something like
    this.

  36. Why doesn’t twitter use remote keys like Flickr and Friendfeed? Ones you can revoke so you don’t have to change your password after something like
    this.

  37. Twply: like I said, it is effective. It also marked you as a new kind of spammer. Thanks for the new lesson in Twitter marketing! The message on the home page is FAR from clear what would be sent out. You should have made it much clearer.

  38. Twply: like I said, it is effective. It also marked you as a new kind of spammer. Thanks for the new lesson in Twitter marketing! The message on the home page is FAR from clear what would be sent out. You should have made it much clearer.

  39. @twply – Clearly, people are pissed off. Telling people to stop complaining will not stop them complaining.

    Adding a clearer message like “this will post a link to our website on your Twitter stream” would do a lot to resolve the issue. The wording you use is ambiguous even to a native English speaker like me – it is not clear what “supporting you” does.

  40. @twply – Clearly, people are pissed off. Telling people to stop complaining will not stop them complaining.

    Adding a clearer message like “this will post a link to our website on your Twitter stream” would do a lot to resolve the issue. The wording you use is ambiguous even to a native English speaker like me – it is not clear what “supporting you” does.

  41. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  42. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  43. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  44. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  45. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  46. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  47. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  48. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  49. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  50. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  51. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  52. Louis, the problem here though is that “forcible, mass-delivered marketing” works. Permission was given by those who continually fall victim to the scam, so it perpetuates itself. Even worse is that those few perpetuating this scourge don’t really care about permission at all.

    Look at e-mail, I watch our spam filters daily and the amount of traffic coming across is at least 3:1 spam:legitimate. They take a wonderful communication tool and turn it into something used for self-serving reasons and to the detriment of the greater community!

    Ken Stewart

  53. Ridiculous on two levels: A) Don’t hijack my accounts! and B) Twitter already includes that service! Just check this box under the Notices tab: Direct Text Emails: Email when I receive a new direct message.

    I’m all about 3rd party apps that make Twitter more useful, but this is absurd.

  54. Ridiculous on two levels: A) Don’t hijack my accounts! and B) Twitter already includes that service! Just check this box under the Notices tab: Direct Text Emails: Email when I receive a new direct message.

    I’m all about 3rd party apps that make Twitter more useful, but this is absurd.

  55. twply isn’t the only one who does this. twittgroups do it too (except that it doesn’t ask for password). Considering how fast people sign up, it’s definitely very effective and very annoying.

  56. twply isn’t the only one who does this. twittgroups do it too (except that it doesn’t ask for password). Considering how fast people sign up, it’s definitely very effective and very annoying.

  57. twply isn’t the only one who does this. twittgroups do it too (except that it doesn’t ask for password). Considering how fast people sign up, it’s definitely very effective and very annoying.

  58. twply isn’t the only one who does this. twittgroups do it too (except that it doesn’t ask for password). Considering how fast people sign up, it’s definitely very effective and very annoying.

  59. twply isn’t the only one who does this. twittgroups do it too (except that it doesn’t ask for password). Considering how fast people sign up, it’s definitely very effective and very annoying.

  60. twply isn’t the only one who does this. twittgroups do it too (except that it doesn’t ask for password). Considering how fast people sign up, it’s definitely very effective and very annoying.

  61. Delicious. (not spamming, right… i mean this conversation :) ).

    It is indeed a new form of quasi-spam and of “possible” spam (spamming back your twitter account once i got to be your friend) and a new form of marketing.

  62. Delicious. (not spamming, right… i mean this conversation :) ).

    It is indeed a new form of quasi-spam and of “possible” spam (spamming back your twitter account once i got to be your friend) and a new form of marketing.

  63. Delicious. (not spamming, right… i mean this conversation :) ).

    It is indeed a new form of quasi-spam and of “possible” spam (spamming back your twitter account once i got to be your friend) and a new form of marketing.

  64. Delicious. (not spamming, right… i mean this conversation :) ).

    It is indeed a new form of quasi-spam and of “possible” spam (spamming back your twitter account once i got to be your friend) and a new form of marketing.

  65. Delicious. (not spamming, right… i mean this conversation :) ).

    It is indeed a new form of quasi-spam and of “possible” spam (spamming back your twitter account once i got to be your friend) and a new form of marketing.

  66. Delicious. (not spamming, right… i mean this conversation :) ).

    It is indeed a new form of quasi-spam and of “possible” spam (spamming back your twitter account once i got to be your friend) and a new form of marketing.

  67. “The company” behind twply might just as well be a high-school kid having fun with an idea on a free day, and seeing an experiment backfire…

    Oh well, interesting to see so many people eager to give out their password to a totally unknown “entity” and then complain about something like a little message sent on their behalf :-)

  68. “The company” behind twply might just as well be a high-school kid having fun with an idea on a free day, and seeing an experiment backfire…

    Oh well, interesting to see so many people eager to give out their password to a totally unknown “entity” and then complain about something like a little message sent on their behalf :-)

  69. “The company” behind twply might just as well be a high-school kid having fun with an idea on a free day, and seeing an experiment backfire…

    Oh well, interesting to see so many people eager to give out their password to a totally unknown “entity” and then complain about something like a little message sent on their behalf :-)

  70. “The company” behind twply might just as well be a high-school kid having fun with an idea on a free day, and seeing an experiment backfire…

    Oh well, interesting to see so many people eager to give out their password to a totally unknown “entity” and then complain about something like a little message sent on their behalf :-)

  71. Anyone who gives their login and password without taking the time to read what that site is going to do with their info and then complain about whatever said site does with that info – looks dumb. That site has a horrible UI, no privacy policy and is a feature you can find on socialtoo.com.

    Workstir.com did something similar when we were in private beta. We clearly stated what the message was going to be and stated that the info would not be saved.

  72. Anyone who gives their login and password without taking the time to read what that site is going to do with their info and then complain about whatever said site does with that info – looks dumb. That site has a horrible UI, no privacy policy and is a feature you can find on socialtoo.com.

    Workstir.com did something similar when we were in private beta. We clearly stated what the message was going to be and stated that the info would not be saved.

  73. Hold the god damned phone, you are SERIOUSLY pissy about Twply after the umpteen gazillion SEESMIC, QIK COME CHAT NOW ping.fm universe we live in?

    Seriously, WE are the spammers. We use shit like ping.fm and then it goes to EVERY DAMN SITE and makes no coherent sense.

    I HATED seesmic in the beginning because the users had everything on auto-post. It was sickening.

    The fact that Twply is offending you, when users of other services (and I’m sure other services themselves) have done this time and time again.

    Look in the mirror already. We are the worst spammers of them all.

  74. Hold the god damned phone, you are SERIOUSLY pissy about Twply after the umpteen gazillion SEESMIC, QIK COME CHAT NOW ping.fm universe we live in?

    Seriously, WE are the spammers. We use shit like ping.fm and then it goes to EVERY DAMN SITE and makes no coherent sense.

    I HATED seesmic in the beginning because the users had everything on auto-post. It was sickening.

    The fact that Twply is offending you, when users of other services (and I’m sure other services themselves) have done this time and time again.

    Look in the mirror already. We are the worst spammers of them all.

  75. Hold the god damned phone, you are SERIOUSLY pissy about Twply after the umpteen gazillion SEESMIC, QIK COME CHAT NOW ping.fm universe we live in?

    Seriously, WE are the spammers. We use shit like ping.fm and then it goes to EVERY DAMN SITE and makes no coherent sense.

    I HATED seesmic in the beginning because the users had everything on auto-post. It was sickening.

    The fact that Twply is offending you, when users of other services (and I’m sure other services themselves) have done this time and time again.

    Look in the mirror already. We are the worst spammers of them all.

  76. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  77. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  78. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  79. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  80. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  81. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  82. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  83. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  84. Eric, I don’t know about you, but this is the first time a service has automatically sent out an endorsement signed with my name without asking permission–or, more precisely, ignoring my opt-out of a vague request for “support”. This isn’t just about spam, this is about undermining what it means to endorse a service.

  85. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  86. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  87. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  88. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  89. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  90. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  91. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  92. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  93. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  94. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  95. I’m in PR, and I find this kind of marketing beyond obnoxious. That tells you something haha. But even more so, I find the company’s response in this comment section absurd. Are you really so hung over from last night that commen sense has abandoned you? Making enemies of this audience won’t help you gain fans.

  96. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  97. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  98. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  99. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  100. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  101. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  102. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  103. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  104. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  105. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  106. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  107. Loving how this is playing out, which I think shows the power of online communities in terms of questionable marketing. This company risked pissing people off to gain more users. The Twitter crowd appears to be policing itself to the extent we may be able to avoid the spam that has made email such a problem. I would encourage Twitter to begin a program to verify identity in such a way that people can’t launch new campaigns under different names.

  108. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  109. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  110. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  111. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  112. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  113. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  114. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  115. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  116. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  117. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  118. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

  119. happy new year !!! nobody cares about your privacy unless it’s you, and advertising pays for everything, so caveat registror. i have been rendered immune to caring about this by the parade of throwaway facebook apps + the news feed – this simply seems like an “i got bit by a vampire ! do you want to get bit too ?” for the twitter crowd.

    this service at least strikes me as useful. someone was apparently trying to do something helpful for others, and if the final payoff was $1200 i mean that sounds pretty coder-altruistic to me. i don’t see a ponzi scheme brewing inside this guy’s head. this simply seems like a case study in contagion, and quite likely will become a “best practice” for a certain class of projects – as Eric Rice points out, it’s Qik and Brightkite and such which proclaimed to the world “hey coders, you can program robots to talk into twitter, it’s cool, no biggie”. so this twply coder just did that too, which was adapt a best practice from inane fb apps and qik et al to his intentions (which apparently started with “i want a truck of people to use this” and ended when he got his wish).

    is a tweet saying “hey i’m live streaming on _service_, come chat” automatically any better than this ? frankly, it’s worse, isn’t it? if you’re a qik user do you see how annoying this “feature” makes you on twitter? whereas new signups to a service – at least that only happens once….

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  121. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  122. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  123. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  124. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  125. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  126. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  127. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  128. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  129. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  130. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  131. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  132. It’s a great idea for me because I don’t stay logged in to Twitter all day. If I were I would never get my work done. Instead I go in a couple times a day and then answer to all my replies. People hate that. So I thought this would be a great idea. I signed up and so far I haven’t got one reply sent to my email yet. So who knows…I may just disable it…

  133. Twitter really needs to have a secondary/API key/password separate to the main user password for all third party things like this.

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  144. Twitter really needs to have a secondary/API key/password separate to the main user password for all third party things like this.

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  155. If I want to check I just sign in from my Palm. How hard is that? Ya don’t need to have someone do it for you.

  156. If I want to check I just sign in from my Palm. How hard is that? Ya don’t need to have someone do it for you.

  157. All these tools are amazing when they are used well – unfortunately it’s only a matter of time (usually pretty short, too) before something initially great becomes a pain in the you know what. Think of Facebook – it started as a tool for students to communicate. You knew the person you were talking to really was a university student with that name, but now… -Sighs- I have about 30 friends requests from people with names like “Naughty Bear” and “Everyone’s Friend”.

  158. All these tools are amazing when they are used well – unfortunately it’s only a matter of time (usually pretty short, too) before something initially great becomes a pain in the you know what. Think of Facebook – it started as a tool for students to communicate. You knew the person you were talking to really was a university student with that name, but now… -Sighs- I have about 30 friends requests from people with names like “Naughty Bear” and “Everyone’s Friend”.

  159. Those techniques wreak of the old MLM days!
    not a bad idea, def should be tweaked out more to be effective though.
    I almost wish I were an affiliate ;)

  160. Those techniques wreak of the old MLM days!
    not a bad idea, def should be tweaked out more to be effective though.
    I almost wish I were an affiliate ;)

  161. Wow! I thought it was just me.

    I signed up for Twitter after reading an article about it in a reputable computer magazine that likened it to the invention of email.

    While some of the social networking stuff was fun and useful during the election, most of what I see now is written in a foreign language (sorry, I only have two semesters of college level Spanish) or people “Tweeting” as a means to get free advertising for their business.

    The remainder are posts similar to this: “Whoa, so tired today, Tweets!” Or, “Looking forward to spring!” Or, “My husband is away this week, I sure would like to meet you.”

    Am I missing something magical about Twitter?

  162. Wow! I thought it was just me.

    I signed up for Twitter after reading an article about it in a reputable computer magazine that likened it to the invention of email.

    While some of the social networking stuff was fun and useful during the election, most of what I see now is written in a foreign language (sorry, I only have two semesters of college level Spanish) or people “Tweeting” as a means to get free advertising for their business.

    The remainder are posts similar to this: “Whoa, so tired today, Tweets!” Or, “Looking forward to spring!” Or, “My husband is away this week, I sure would like to meet you.”

    Am I missing something magical about Twitter?

  163. We’ve been using twitter to post our daily life which many find interesting as we have been called modern prophets and bring information about the first creation of humans which people have never heard of before. We’ve also made a JesusandMary twitter since they channel through Gregory as they are in our soul group and are sharing new messages which others have not heard before along with tidbits about their guides, angels and past lives. Our intentions are not to spam anyone. It does look like it can be overwhelming sometimes as we are following Obama, Oprah, Depak Chopra and others but for the moment we are having fun with it and will be putting it on our regular website which is being built. Blessings for a Happy New Year!

  164. We’ve been using twitter to post our daily life which many find interesting as we have been called modern prophets and bring information about the first creation of humans which people have never heard of before. We’ve also made a JesusandMary twitter since they channel through Gregory as they are in our soul group and are sharing new messages which others have not heard before along with tidbits about their guides, angels and past lives. Our intentions are not to spam anyone. It does look like it can be overwhelming sometimes as we are following Obama, Oprah, Depak Chopra and others but for the moment we are having fun with it and will be putting it on our regular website which is being built. Blessings for a Happy New Year!