Friday, July 24, 2009

Beware of Twitter Spam Sites

Posted by Amanda Walsh

Be careful what you wish for when it comes to getting followers on Twitter!

The staff here at Furia Rubel wants to warn our readers of some spamming Web sites that will high jack your Twitter account and send out spam messages to your followers. It’s even worse if you have the Twitter application on Facebook because then your Tweets are broadcast through you Facebook account as well.

The following Web sites have been identified and should be avoided:

Thousandfollowers (dot com), easyfollowers (dot com) and extrafollowers (dot com)

Furia Rubel CEO, Gina Rubel recently noticed some strange posts on a Facebook friend’s page. She read the fine print and commented:

“I don't like their Terms of Service. Check out #3 & #4:
3. You agree your account will be used to automatically tweet an update on your account for promotional purposes every 4 hours with the exception of VIP members.
4. You agree upon logging in you allow us tweet an update on your twitter for promotion.”

Gaining followers on Twitter is done through a combination of engagement with other users and time. If a site is offering quick and easy results and promising thousands of followers, beware!

1 comment:

Mikethelawstudent said...

Man I had no idea. I am not sure why someone would go to a site like that in order increase there followers.