If you’re not a Twitter user, you should be. Increasingly the popular Twitter service has been the target of spam. Profiles with just a single post to an affiliate link etc. For some reason Twitter hasn’t added an easy way to report spam accounts despite an increasing number of attacks. This script is only a stop gap measure until Twitter gets with it and makes it easier.
The first thing you will need to do is follow the Twitter @spam account. This account will quickly follow you back at which point you will be able to send direct messages to the account.
Next you will see a dialog box that looks like this:
Now when you click the report spam link you’ll be taken to a direct message page with the users @id already filled it. If you want to provide Twitter with additional details feel free to include them.
Please note that this script is provided without warranty or support but simply as a service to the community. If the script breaks your computer we’re sorry, we’ve tested it and by downloading it you’re agreeing that we’re not responsible for anything that happens because of it. The script has been tested and appears to work on the latest version of Firefox and Greasemonkey as of 01/06/09