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No More TweetAttack?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Legionary, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Legionary

    Legionary Registered Member

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    According to this: http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/06/technology/twitter-spam-lawsuit/index.htm

    Twitter is sueing TweetAttack
     
  2. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    Really ? Are you sure ? I would check other threads, just in case that "news" are old.
     
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  3. Legionary

    Legionary Registered Member

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    It's posted today on CNN tho.
     
  4. sirgold

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    yeah they got sued, was big news this week and someone even posted the legal documents on this forum if my memory serves me well. All the major players have been sued including at least another 3-4 similar apps.
     
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    yeah, Jayson the genius ran with all his clients money, shut down the site so he wouldn't have to pay off twitter.
     
  6. lolhuh

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    Does the software still work for people that bought it previously?
     
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    No it does not
     
  8. sirgold

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    Got a few awkward emails from the guys of TA and apparently it does but I wouldn't be confident their client support will shine from now on ;)
     
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    Yea, I definitely wouldn't buy it 2nd hand now. But I was considering getting BHS Hosting, their $30/month VPS has TA and TA AC.

    So is there any other software that does a similar job at the moment? What would be the best way to get twitter traffic now?
     
  10. knall

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    Wouldn't the TA and TA AC stop working on BHS as well. Even if they somehow managed to crack the activation part, all twitter needs to do is make slight changes and it'll stop working.
     
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    Yes, that was why I asked whether the software still works in the first place. So i was wondering whether there were any alternatives still around?

    Does this also mean all those fiverr gigs selling twitter followers won't work anymore? What kind of software do those guys use?
     
  12. Indiigo007

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    Legally, it is rather superfluous what he does after the suit has been filed. The behavior that the suit complains of has already occurred. Regardless of what he does now, the suit will proceed on the same merits upon which it was initially based.

    The only bearing which his "post-suit behavior" will have is on the issue of punitive damages, after he is initially found liable. I'm not sure what the suit is based on, but I assume it is breach-of-contract related (someone can fill me in if they want).

    Even though Jayson is in the Philippines, the United States has jurisdiction over him because he knowingly advertised, solicited, and accepted payments from United States citizens. Also, service of process is not that difficult to achieve in the Philippines -- there are multiple ways in which service can be effected in an international suit in that country. I'm positive Twitter Inc. coordinated that well before the suit was filed. Jayson did not take any steps to dissociate himself personally from TweetAttacks.

    I don't think he understood the liability he exposed himself to with TweetAttacks and probably did not think this would happen in his wildest nightmares.

    This is a good (although unfortunate) reminder for all of us about how important it is that we invest in measures that distance ourselves personally from the blackhat marketing we engage in. We are always potentially in the cross-hairs of one of the web companies we seek to exploit. Don't make yourself too big of a target and always stay at least one degree away from your activities.
     
  13. GiftGuru

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    I was in a similar suit 7 years ago. In these cases the company that filed the complaint will settle for "Just go out of business and we won't pursue you for what you have done"

    It appears this is what he is settling out of court for. Good for himself, bad for his customers.

    When I had my suit I agreed to stop "cyber squatting" as they called it and I stayed in business and agreed to a small fee that barely covered their own legal fees.
     
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    would like to know that too
     
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    Can anyone who owns Zennoposter or uBot mention how difficult it would be to code a bot that registers + verifies Twitter accounts, and mass follows?

    I don't mean the difficulty of learning Zennoposter/uBot as I have some programming knowledge, so I don't care about the software's learning curve. Rather, I mean in terms of how smart Twitter is at detecting bots and changing their site's code to deter bots. In essence, would it be worth getting one of these tools to code our own Twitter bot, or do they change their site so frequently that it's too time consuming to be worthwhile on an individual level?
     
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    Heard about this.l Was actually going to get a license for it as I started my Twitter marketing.. :(
     
  17. gixty

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    could someone hack the software so those who have it can use it?
     
  18. Ewan-L

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    Probably someone working on it but doubt it will happen to be honest.