Twitter: Just 1% tweets today are SPAM
micro-blogging industry giant Twitter has revealed that just 1% of all tweets today are spammy in nature.
The number was much higher at around 11% in August last year. They have taken some serious steps to control spam on their network and Twitter claims that they are winning.
The company said in a blog posting:
While the battle will never be over, we’re doing well on the front lines. Advertising Age recently profiled our Trust and Safety team noting the strong progress we’ve made keeping Twitter light on spam. With help from engineers on our Research team like @wfarner, we’ve moved the percentage of spam flowing through the Twitter network way down—and counting. To help us battle spam, you can click the “report for spam” link on any suspicious profile page. This action alerts us about the account and blocks the account from following or replying to you. If you like, you can also send a tweet to @spam.