Last night at around 9pm, I happened to glance up at my follower number on Twitter and noticed that it had suddenly (and instantly) dropped by around 30 people.
This morning, I received my daily follow/unfollow stats email from SocialToo, and spotted this curious trend:
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39 spammers, all in a row. All of these accounts have now been suspended.
Which leads me to suspect that Twitter did another purge last night, following the one we saw last Friday.
Is this going to be a weekly event? I hope so. Assuming, that is, that they keep getting it right.
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