So, you’re not sold. You still believe that sites like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are passing fads that will fall to oblivion by 2010. While I do believe that some sites will come and go, grow and dissolve, there is zero doubt that social media as a whole will continue to grow to the point that it encompasses most of our daily interactions.
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Bots on twitter are getting more clever. Accounts can be automated to seem as real as you or me.
Believe it or not, there’s actually a place for bots on Twitter. For many, they can be effective for certain things such as RSS feeds for blogs, tag retweeting, etc. The problem is with the automated accounts that are nothing other than ways to accumulate followers to spread whatever spammy message the botmaster wants spread either now or in the future.
With that out of the way, let’s get right down to it:
Wikipedia defines a Bait and Switch as:
In retail sales, a bait and switch is a form of fraud in which the party putting forth the fraud lures in customers by advertising a product or service at an unprofitably low price, then reveals to potential customers that the advertised good is not available but that a substitute is available.