FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV – Naughty Tweet the central site behind the Adult Industry Social Media Powerhouse, PornStarTweet.com, today issued a support statement and warning for the Adult Industry and Adult Performers in compliance with Twitter SPAM rules and guidelines.
On Thursday, April 5th 2012 Twitter filed suit against five separate web tools and providers that allegedly make it easier to spam people on Twitter. The defendants in the suit are TweetAttacks (tweetattacks.com), TweetAdder (tweetadder.com), TweetBuddy (tweetbuddy.com), James Lucero (of justinlover.info) and Garland Harris (of troption.com), and are allegedly in violation of The Twitter Rules. View the suit here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/88195333/Twitter-Spam-Filing
“Over the past few years Social Media has become an important part of the Adult Industry”, says Pete Housley CEO of the Naughty Tweet Network. “I’ve personally sat on many mainstream and adult industry panels about Social Media and how to use it effectively to promote brand awareness for companies and products as well as performers. Quite frequently I’ve warned not to SPAM or attempt to cheat the system with shortcuts; such as buying followers or Twitter trains – it defeats the purpose entirely of Social Media and in the end dilutes the value. It has been brought to our attention that some Adult Industry companies and performers are in severe violation of Twitter Rules. Further that many accounts are under investigation to be suspended or terminated for such violations.”
The Naughty Tweet Network is actively developing methods to detect and penalize accounts who violate the rules established by Twitter; including some new ranking technology, downgrading and possibly delisting accounts found abusing the rules.
“We’re a strong supporter of the Adult Industry; SPAM has done nothing to help this industry only created roadblocks and hurdles for all of us who attempt to run good businesses. We realize that some may not know the rules and are merely trying to increase their impact through Social Media; which is why we’re issuing this warning”, continued Housley. “Twitter has been a great resource to the Adult Industry while other networks have censored and blocked Adult; Twitter has rules that are simple and straightforward. It is our responsibility as an industry to not sabotage ourselves and adhere to the spirit and purpose of Social Media. As a company we wholeheartedly support Twitter and the rules they have set forth and will do everything within our power to see the Adult Industry is allowed to continue to participate and thrive through Social Media.”
Twitter’s made a move to tackle security issues and user fraud recently with its acquisition of security firm Dasient earlier this year, and what it says is its continuously expanding anti-spam team.
A complete rules guide for Twitter is on their website here located here, http://support.twitter.com/forums/26257/entries/18311. However, some specific areas that apply to and are a concern for the Adult Industry are:
Selling user names: You may not buy or sell Twitter usernames.
- If you send large numbers of unsolicited @replies or mentions in an attempt to spam a service or link;
- If you repeatedly post other users’ Tweets as your own;
- If you have attempted to “sell” followers, particularly through tactics considered aggressive following or follower churn;
- Creating or purchasing accounts in order to gain followers;
- Using or promoting third-party sites that claim to get you more followers (such as follower trains, sites promising “more followers fast,” or any other site that offers to automatically add followers to your account);
Pornography: You may not use obscene or pornographic images in either your profile picture or user background
About Naughty Tweet Network:
The Naughty Tweet Network operates 16 Social Media aggregation sites including anchor site PornStarTweet.com, ALTGirlTweet.com, BBWGirlTweet.com, and GayStarTweet.com. The combined network follows the daily lives of more than 3,500 adult entertainers and is followed by more than 185,000 consumers. Unique advertising, co-branding and sponsorship opportunities are available; for information contact info@NaughtyTweet.com.