24 Apr '13, 12am

Getting Granular With User Generated Content

The stock market had a flash crash today after someone hacked the AP account & made a fake announcement about bombs going off at the White House. Recently Twitter's search functionality has grown so inundated with spam that I don't even look at the brand related searches much anymore. While you can block individual users, it doesn't block them from showing up in search results, so there are various affiliate bots that spam just about any semi-branded search. Of course, for as spammy as the service is now, it was worse during the explosive growth period , when Twitter had fewer than 10 employees fighting spam: Twitter says its "spammy" tweet rate of 1.5% in 2010 was down from 11% in 2009. If you want to show growth by any means necessary, engagement by a spam bot is still engagement & still lifts the valuation of the company. Many of the social sites make no effort to polic...

Full article: http://www.seobook.com/getting-granular

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