Yardi, Sarita, Romero, Daniel M., Schoenebeck, Grant, and Boyd, Danah
First Monday. Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1-1. 1p.
Spam email, Microblogs, Internet, and Online social networks
Spam becomes a problem as soon as an online communication medium becomes popular. Twitter’s behavioral and structural properties make it a fertile breeding ground for spammers to proliferate. In this article we examine spam around a one-time Twitter meme — "robotpickuplines". We show the existence of structural network differences between spam accounts and legitimate users. We conclude by highlighting challenges in disambiguating spammers from legitimate users. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]