By Xah Lee. Date:

There's a thing called favspam, and has been going on on twitter for at least half a year now. Seems to be on other social networks too.

These guys use a bot or service, that fav everything of a subject hashtag. The frequency of their fav is like 1 per minute.

Favspam works, because it get people to know and read about them, and after you got fav a few times, you are pleased and often you follow them. These accounts otherwise looks normal real person accounts.

Typically, they follow very few, like below a hundred, but has thousands of followers, and their fav count is in hundreds of thousands.

Web Spam, Scam, SEO

  1. YouTube Scamer Stealing Video
  2. Twitter “JavaScript Teacher” Spam
  3. Web Domain Farm
  4. Do Not Donate to Wikipedia
  5. China ISP Ad Injection
  6. Snopes Runs Spam
  7. Unicode Confusables Spam, 2012
  8. favspam
  9. Buy Followers Scam
  10. Twitter Spam Farm 2011
  11. Twitter Spam Farm 2012
  12. Facebook Fraud
  13. Translation SEO Scam
  14. Ask a Question Scam
  15. Machine Generated Spam
  16. Pretty Girl Spam
  17. Seo Hack on Alexa
  18. Where Do Spammers Came From
  19. Linkedin Spam Filter Collateral Damage
  20. Daily Mail Stealing Images

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