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Habitat is guilty of spamming folk on Tw …

In social networking on June 24, 2009 by Danielle Tagged: , , , , , ,

Habitat is guilty of spamming folk on Twitter by advertising a promotion using completely irrelevant hashtags such as #Apple, #iPhone and #Mousavi. It is easy to find out what the top 10 trends are by hashtag (as hashtags act as self-assigned keywords) so it is becoming more popular for folks to exploit them. I’m a little surprised that a furniture retailer would exploit them, though. This seems like a new class of spammer altogether. I shudder at the thought of ‘pork rocket’ style spam messages clogging up twitter someday soon. Although, would they be so bad, as I found myself trawling through some of my 700+ spam messages in Gmail (why is Gmail still in beta, by the way?) snorting with laughter at some of the inane poetry in message titles, the other day. Am I sad?

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2 Responses to “Habitat is guilty of spamming folk on Tw …”

  1. Hey Danielle, completely unrelated comment, but I thought you might like this site: http://ncbirofl.blogspot.com/

    Comedy gold πŸ™‚

  2. That’s a fun site-thanks! Mmm-detached feet rolled over by cars-good research in action πŸ™‚ Good to know it may not be the end of your walking days.

    Update on the post-apparently, it was an over-eager intern who sent the tweets on behalf of Habitat and he has now been sacked.
    http://www.internetretailing.net/news/enthusiastic-intern-responsible-for-habitat-twitter-debacle

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