Posted by: Margaret Rouse
|“You can go on eBay today and type ‘twitter followers’ or ‘buy twitter followers, and you can pump up your number. Those are great examples of completely spam accounts.” – Michael Hussey|
This week Twitter went to court this week to shut down five websites that allegedly provide tools for spamming Twitter. And that got me thinking — why hasn’t anyone come up with a cute little word for spam on Twitter? Spam is a honking big problem on Twitter.
So ok folks — here’s your chance to invent a new word. What should we call spam on Twitter?
I’d like to suggest we call it CAW. Because unlike a bird’s delightful little tweet, the repetitive, annoying sound of a crow’s CAW has no redeeming value. And neither does spam.
CAW could even be a backronym. We’d just need to come up with some clever words that begin with “c,” “a,” “w.”