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Mon, 20 Feb 2012

SPAM

I get Twitter direct messages (DMs) which contain my account name, @algotruneman. They also contain a link to something like "The Molehill Daily".

I think I'm intended to follow the link to see how some Tweet I've made has become news in the eyes of the person who has decided to publish the online news compilation from social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook. I'm supposed to be flattered, I think.

In fact, I think I'm being spammed, maybe more technically, "phished", with these DMs trying to get me to provide traffic for the service, such as Paper.li You may note, I'm not making the site's name a link. I'm not interested in promoting it.

Of course, maybe I'm famous because I've been included in these "newspapers", but I doubt it.



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