FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

‘Writers Needed’ Spam Is Blocked But Evolves into ‘Daily Writing Jobs’ Spam

An army of angry Twitter users blocked and reported “Writers Needed” tweets as spam yesterday–calling out individual Twitter users by name that circulated the advertisements that had spread like wildfire.

Nevertheless, watchdog blogger Victoria Strauss pointed out that the original spam has evolved into “Daily Writing Jobs”  spam. We won’t link to the individual tweets in this post, but you can see the links spreading through this Twitter search.

If you want to block and report writing spammers, just follow this handy guide on Twitter. You can also follow the directions in the Twitter tutorial embedded above–click to enlarge the image.

Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!