Twitter's 'Dark Side' Growing Once Again

Monday Mar 7th 2011 by Staff

The average suspension rate for Twitter accounts rose 20 percent in the second half of 2010.

TechWorld: Security vendor Barracuda Networks has published its annual report on the "dark side of Twitter." According to the report, the number of accounts suspended for suspicious activity rose 20 percent in the second half of 2010 and accounted for 2 percent of all users. However, on some days that number of suspended accounts spiked to more than 5 percent of Twitter users.

The report also found that about 43 percent of Twitter account holders are "true" users--those with 10 or more followers, 10 or more tweets and following at least 10 people.

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