As someone who spends an hour or two on Twitter most days I have developed a reasonable following of around 500 people.
Unlike some users of the social networking site, I follow (and am followed) by people of interest with whom I actually want to interact.
A minority of other Twitterers, however, are far less choosy about who they follow and are just looking to inflate their egos by appearing to be popular.
That is where the MLM crowd comes in.
As 99% of multi level marketers know, networking their business is a tremendously hard thing to do.
In order to promote their quasi-pyramid schemes some have to resort to underhand tactics, such as spam.
Many users of Twitter set their profiles up so that they automatically follow anyone who follows them.
Network marketers love that!
It means they can follow thousands of people, knowing that a fairly large proportion of them will follow them back.
Once they have a thousand or so Twitters in the position of being able to see their every message they will start coming out with their usual rubbish.
Personally, I don’t think bombarding people with rubbish is likely to get them to buy something or join up as a distributor but, hey, spam DOES work sometimes, leaving us with this equation :
SPAM + MLM + TWITTER = SPITTERS