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.
We will be tracking the hashtag #notabot going forward and listing accounts that claim to be, well, not a bot. Accounts that tweet it will be verified for authenticity and listed here weekly. (more…)