After the usual 10 – 15 minutes of clearing junk from my mail boxes and spam comments from my blogs, I turned to Twitter and sure enough, more junk. More spammy new followers and – to waste even more of my time – crapola in my inbox there too from some ____ who can’t find anything better to do than send out their own spammy self-promotional crap.
Before I get down and dirty with the post – let me just say I could have titled this post a number of different ways like “what not to do with Twitter” or “how to be a complete and utter moron on Twitter“… But, I’ll stick with
How To Lose Friends and Alienate People On Twitter
We’ve all been there. We’ve all been Twitter rookies. Heck I still consider myself a bit of a rookie with the little blue bird but I have certain rules of engagement that I learned along the way so far.
Perhaps I, like you and many others, have a tendency to steer well clear of anything spammy.
But then you get people like ‘ToniaTomas8551″ who is so generously introducing us all to some amazing, fantastic, awesome new websites. There’s a ‘shocking discovery’, it’s a ‘marvelous product’ and we really must ‘check the product out’…
Here’s what you get when you hook up with Tonia (like I believe that is his/her/its real name):
Check it out! You’ve got obligatory sexy chick as the avatar. You have the made up name with the AOL style names and numbers (‘cos the world is full of people called ToniaTomas – right). You’ve got all the signs of loverly spamola (no link, no bio)… Everything to make you think – yes, yes, yes, I’ll have me some of that!
I bet you’re rushing over to Twitter right now to checkout all those amazing links?
Well let me save you the trouble: Each and everyone of them goes to:
What I do not understand and what I cannot comprehend is the thinking behind such a complete and utter load of _______! Why do people do this? Would you? Do they really think the road paved with gold is laid by spam and self-promotional garbage like this?
Do they really think that after years of seeing fake book covers and product ‘boxes’ that we are so darn stupid enough to click the link and fork out $47 on some get rich quick scam.
I know that you won’t fall for this sort of immoral, cheating, trickery – but some people will.
Some people, possibly new to the web – looking for opportunities to earn a few farthings – may fall for that crap. Shell out their $47 only to be given a hard lesson in the bs and bogus content the web is cluttered with.
The Ultimate Book About Internet Scams would be littered with web pages that look just like the above. I just wish every person starting out on the web or looking for some sort of opportunity was aware of the scams and trickery to avoid – and here – my dear friends – is example 37,146,903.
Save your $47
If one person comes across this page and, as a result, they become more aware of the scams and trickery to watch out for – then my work is done. If I help one person keep their $47 safely tucked up under their mattress – then it will have been a good day!
Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your thoughts…
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