Free Laptop Spam Swamps Twitter

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Over the past few days, if you were to take a sample of Twitter messages, you'd see a lot of increasingly annoyed people mixed in with inane laptop spam:

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The site at the heart of this:

freestuff-now.info/cg2.html

...is a fairly typical "get a free laptop / phone / whatever" URL, and given the incredibly spammy nature of its promotion it seems fair game to advise avoiding it completely. Check out the fresh wave of spam messages from multiple accounts popping up on Twitter even as I'm typing out this blog entry:

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If you're wondering, the spam accounts all pretty much look like this:

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It's a little depressing that the spam profile above already has 148 people following it. Someone at Twitter needs to try and get a grip on this one before every other message sent out is FREE LAPTOP, LOL.

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