wat in the world is going on with these linkless spam-like tweets?
August 26, 2014 11:17 PM Subscribe
Weird account #1
Weird account #2
Weird account #3
posted by univac to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There are no links either in any of the tweets or in the (nonexistent) profile descriptions, so they can't be driving traffic anywhere.
Every tweet ends with a ":" and then a random-seeming string that resembles (to me) a shortened URL path minus the domain.
Many of the tweets contain "los angeles."
The only engagement one could possibly have with these accounts, I think, would be to DM them. But why would anyone do that?
Some of the followers of the weird accounts are other weirdo spam bots that do occasionally tweet links to things, so maybe it's a strangely inefficient-seeming way to drive traffic to those links?