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Apr 8 2012   5:01PM GMT

What do you call Twitter spam? CAW

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: 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.”

Got suggestions?

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