Holy smokes Scott this is the lamest attempt to persuade me to do anything- let alone what I already do in my business. Did you even look at my bio my friend? Do I really “Rock”? Wow what an offer how can I refuse?– deansguide
The worst aspect of Twitter, the microblogging sensation with multiple benefits, is their implementation of a Direct Message feature. Known as a “DM”, this feature has morphed into the biggest spam tool and channel on the social network. Affiliate marketers, Multi Level Marketers, hard sell rip off artists, and anyone with a scam can (and WILL) deliver their messages.
The problem of DM spam is so previlant that the majority of savvy Twitter users do not monitor this channel more than once a week. What can Twitter do about this problem?
3 Twitter Ideas To Curb DM Spam
- 7 days: require a 7 day waiting period before a DM can be sent when a follow-follower relationship has been established
- Opt In-Out: create a opt in-out option where Twitterers can either choose to receive DMs or turn the DM channel off
- Penalties: automatically penalize Twitter spammers who violate “content regulations” created to stem the tide of unwanted hard sell sales pitches and phishing activities