New Twitter Spam Tactic?


Today, someone (or some bot) tweeted something that had nothing to do with me, but had my Twitter handle in it.

Twitter spam example

The interesting thing about this is that the URL shortener is smart and goes to Amazon when you first click it, but there after goes to another site (something about Tatoos for Geeks--not sure what the point is). If you just go to the URL shortener's base URL, you get redirected to bit.ly.

This seems to be a new tactic to keep Twitter from finding spam: disguise the links so that Twitter doesn't see the real target.