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Andrew Teman

I’ve noticed two things recently about Twitter spam. First, I’ve seen a huge uptick in spam accounts “Favoriting” my tweets as a means to get my attention. Not sure if the idea here is that it’s less expected to be spammy (versus a random @ reply with a link), but it’s becoming more common. 
 Second, lots of Twitter spam accounts are starting to look like the above, and they’re hilarious. Clearly these are bots and/or non-native English speakers, and the mishmash of phrasing and wording in the bios, is great. 
 They’re obviously designed to mimic the most common territory for legit Twitter users (gaming, bacon, social media, music, entrepreneurship, etc), but the language is  just  off enough, where it has some comedic value.

I’ve noticed two things recently about Twitter spam. First, I’ve seen a huge uptick in spam accounts “Favoriting” my tweets as a means to get my attention. Not sure if the idea here is that it’s less expected to be spammy (versus a random @ reply with a link), but it’s becoming more common.

Second, lots of Twitter spam accounts are starting to look like the above, and they’re hilarious. Clearly these are bots and/or non-native English speakers, and the mishmash of phrasing and wording in the bios, is great.

They’re obviously designed to mimic the most common territory for legit Twitter users (gaming, bacon, social media, music, entrepreneurship, etc), but the language is just off enough, where it has some comedic value.