Forget about your Twitter domains and followers grand plan!
Did you register, acquire or otherwise drool over a “twitter followers” domain?
It’s about time to rethink your marketing strategy, because Twitter will come onto you like a billion birds of a feather.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, five of Twitter’s most aggressive spammers are named as defendants. They used software and websites to follow trending topics on Twitter, latching onto them irrelevant goods and services.
This spamming method apparently didn’t sit well with Twitter, who is yet to become profitable from its enterprise.
Some of the websites named in Twitter’s lawsuit were TweetAttacks, TweetBuddy, and a site operated by the individuals James Lucero and Garland Harris, were already down. Another web site, TweetAdder, was still up, as were several of Harris’ sites.
According to Twitter, the company has spent more than $700,000 in its efforts to combat the defendants’ marketing attack and it’s seeking injunctions against each defendant as well as monetary damages.