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A great rant from Li towards the social media spammers... Does SMM = Social Spamming? Or is it about building relationships?

Search Marketing Gurus - Along with that, I was just flabbergasted at a submission on Sphinn about gaming Twitter for "do follow" links. It wasn’t so much the fact that someone wrote this post. Nickycakes is a great programmer and does come up with some time saving ideas, so naturally if he sees opportunities from his frame of mind (being a reformed black hat and all) he’s going to write about it.

However, what really made my jaw drop was who all Sphunn this article to put it to the front page. People who I have greatly respected and thought they were pretty honest when it came to doing things in social media. But here they were promoting something that pretty clearly is something that would "spam" a social media channel.
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from babychen 2258 Days ago #
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I voted for it. Not because I recommend it or can even pull if off even if I wanted, but I thought the method existed, and some people know about it - and it has to be voted up so more people see it and it would be debated.

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from Jill 2258 Days ago #
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Sometimes people sphinn something because of the resulting conversation in the comments, regardless of whether they agree with the original post.I think that’s a legitimate reason to sphinn stuff, although if I don’t agree, I tend to simply not vote on it and just leave my own comments.

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from theGypsy 2258 Days ago #
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I strangely often look to see what is conversation-worthy.... I am much happier when a submission has conversations that ensue - regardless if I myself am not overly opinionated towards a topic. But as I was saying to Li, the best way to kill any exploit (black hat/social spammer/link spammer) is to get it some publicity. So in this case if peeps are going to ’out’ themselves, by all means I am happy to promote it....lol.... I’m only sayin’ ;0)...and Jill, I noticed U didn’t vote and left a comment.... true to yer word huh? hee hee....

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from Jill 2258 Days ago #
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...and Jill, I noticed U didn’t vote and left a comment.... true to yer word huh? hee hee....Always!

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