Twitter continues to grow at a record speed. Now it has 140 million active users and more than 340 million tweets each day. Twitter does special efforts to make its service beneficial for business. As there are huge companies of every size which use Twitter to connect with customers, including driving new business, offering discounts and deals, and providing customer service. Due to the followers on Twitter they get the best results and grow their business more obtainable and faster. And the main thing what they should do for their business development is only to think how to get more followers on Twitter.
As Twitter range enlarges, they become more attractive target for spammers. While spam is a small fragment the users can find on Twitter, all know how distracting it can be. Spam tweets mainly contain advertisements for business, products, or services that are often false and misleading. These kinds of spams are typically sent from Twitter accounts created for the sole purpose of spamming Twitter users and get more followers on Twitter.
The micro blogging service has finally decided to take intensive actions against spammers by bringing down their tools which are used to send spam tweets across the network. So, trying to get rid of the deluge of spam across Twitter, the company filed a lawsuit against several companies, which are some of the worst lawbreakers, aggressive enablers of spam on their service. They included in the lawsuit the makers of TweetAttacks, TweetAdder and TweetBuddy, as well as James Lucero of Justinlover.info and Garland Harris of Troption.com, in a San Francisco federal court.
Twitter lawsuit may not prevent spam completely, but in its blog post Twitter wrote. “By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. Further, we hope the suit acts as a deterrent to other spammers, demonstrating the strength of our commitment to keep them off Twitter”. Further, they hope the suit acts as a deterrent to other spammers, demonstrating the strength of their commitment to keep them off Twitter.
Twitter engineers initiated new anti-spam measures within Twitter to more aggressively suspend a new type of @ mention spam. They use their link shortener (t.co) to analyze whether a tweeted link leads to malware content. By this way users will be prevented from visiting malicious links. And it helps Twitter engineer group shut down hundreds of thousands of insulting accounts. Users also, can help out by reporting and blocking spammers they clashed on Twitter.
It is praiseworthy that Twitter has invested a great deal of money and efforts to fight and prevent spam.