Twitter’s spam problem has been getting steadily worse, despite claims that they’re taking steps to stop the spam. It has reach the point where any time I mention a device whose name begins with ‘i’, I get as many as 10 spam replies. These spammers all follow a typical pattern and are very easy to identify.
These spammers almost always have a generic icon, no followers, aren’t following anyone, and almost all of their tweets are @replies.
Twitter should be able to identify them and automatically block them. Until they do that, Twitter’s usefulness is severely limited.