1. Marc_Paradise's Avatar
    Some of you may have noticed a dropoff in twitter posts that say nothing but "$RIMM ouch".

    I found these interesting. Every time they would come from accounts who have a short posting history, whose previous posts are unrelated to blackberry and finance/stocks in general. Then out of the blue, each one posts a single post: "$RIMM ouch".

    Well - apparently the bots who are creating or hijacking these accounts have not received news that the ticker symbol changed. I don't see any "$BBRY ouch" posts, but searching "$RIMM" shows that they now make up about half of the traffic for that ticker symbol:

    https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%24rimm&src=typd

    Confirms my theory that these were never legit posts to begin with.

    I just found this entertaining and figured to share
    03-04-13 08:58 AM
  2. Marc_Paradise's Avatar
    Interestingly I see a lot of hijacked accounts tweeting the same message about the MS upgrade today...


    Posted via CB10
    03-20-13 06:59 AM
  3. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Yup...no manipulation though.

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-13 07:12 AM
  4. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Some of you may have noticed a dropoff in twitter posts that say nothing but "$RIMM ouch".

    I found these interesting. Every time they would come from accounts who have a short posting history, whose previous posts are unrelated to blackberry and finance/stocks in general. Then out of the blue, each one posts a single post: "$RIMM ouch".

    Well - apparently the bots who are creating or hijacking these accounts have not received news that the ticker symbol changed. I don't see any "$BBRY ouch" posts, but searching "$RIMM" shows that they now make up about half of the traffic for that ticker symbol:

    https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%24rimm&src=typd

    Confirms my theory that these were never legit posts to begin with.

    I just found this entertaining and figured to share
    Attached Thumbnails Twitter RIMM spam-capture.png  
    Marc_Paradise likes this.
    03-20-13 09:32 AM

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