A Message To Twitter Spammers:

As the practice of following 30,000-60,000 people on twitter and then unfollowing each person that doesn’t follow you back gains in popularity (resulting in 10,000 followers, they must be an expert!), this quote by Jeremy Tanner stands out to me:

Sure, build an “Elite Power Account”, but don’t call yourself expert, maven, guru, or coach. Spamming Twitter does not make you a Premier Thought Leader. It makes you an Idiot.

How is this problem solved?  Ban the users who spam in twitters name.  Pretty simple.

The web is all about reputation, and it is beyond me how some think that this tactic would be accepted, go without notice or backfire in any way.

via Grant Blakeman

UPDATE:

Perhaps this simple UI change is all we need:

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