Spam on Twitter

On: October 15, 2008
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About Hannah Biemold
Artist and blogger who wrote a novel last year in the NaNoWriMo program (National November Writing Month). The book, called 'In het hooi', has been published by Uitgeverij Vuurpapier in june 2010. Hannah finished the master New Media program in 2009 at the University of Amsterdam. She wrote a master thesis on Twitter implications (twesis). Besides this, Hannah is trying to visualize ideas about the world through conceptual art, she is looking for confrontation with these borders and wants to know of they're stretchable.


Still Twitter shows me surprises every day, I managed to have my tweets transported to my blog on Livejournal and still working on Twitterfeed what Arno just wrote about today. I am still curious why I follow some people who don’t follow me and people who do follow me, but I don’t know. Today three people added me to their list, but when I check them they have arbitrary usernames and no other users follow them. The three ‘users’ are darcyxl6hu, yasukocibz and shaezi9stx. On these userpages there’s just one tweet with an url that invites me to register on It looks like some kind of Social Network Site to me. Maybe I should register and check it out? This website doesn’t let go of me though, when I try to close my browser window I get a pop-up saying some girl wants to chat with me. The question is, why did these users follow me and why today? What keyword did I use today or before that triggered them to follow me? Do other users have this kind of spam too? I did check the other real users that are being followed by these bots (that’s what I think they are) but didn’t find any keywords that match mine.


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