Tormenting Twitter Types

Anyone who follows my blog will know that I am somewhat obsessed with Twitter and frequently devote posts to the subject.  One particular favourite pastime of mine is categorising types of Twitter users.  The following post is devoted to three Twitter types, who have tormenting me and no doubt others of late.

Forex Foragers – Forex is a form of exchange for the global decentralised trading of international currencies (according to Wikipedia anyway).  Trading takes place everyday, with the exception of weekends.  Forex Foragers in their desperation to get us to ‘trade’, ignore the weekend interlude and Tweet incessantly, 24/7 7 days a week, from thousands of accounts. Tweets such as:




Best Forex Robot MEGA NEW ‘STRATOSPHERE’ ES SYSTEM FOREX TRADESTATION incessantforexforrager/q3

I don’t even know what these Tweets mean and I don’t want to.

spam1(Courtesy of

Mundane Messengers – Anyone who uses Twitter regularly will be aware of Mundane Messengers.  These are Tweeters whose Tweeting habits consist of Tweeting random, non-inspirational, worthless information throughout the day.  The following are two recent examples:

(Don’t you just love it when the kettle boils faster than you thought it would.
sent from Iphone)


(Driving along when the lyrics for Elvis’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ appeared in my mind.  Don’t you just love it when that happens.
sent from Iphone)

No I do not.

Admittedly neither of these occurrences have happened to me.  But if they ever were to, not only would I not love it, I would not feel the need to Tweet about it.

Asian Accumulators – These are the ‘10,000 Followers for $5’ type spam Twitter accounts us Twitter users are constantly being Followed by.  More often than not the john is lured in by an under-age looking South East Asian girl, unscrupulously being pimped out as jail bait.  It is a sad indictment of the ageing Western males found kerb crawling throughout South East Asia that this method is considered to be the most effective in getting us to part with our $$.

Having recently had a Twitter conversation with an Asian Accumulator (for research purposes only), I discovered that the Tweets consisted of little more than the predictable ‘Only $5’, ‘me love you long time’, ‘me sucky sucky’, ‘You pay NOW’ variety.

Click here to read an earlier post about Twitter Types.


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  • More important work on Twitter classification, one day these taxonomies will become the standard. Personally I hope that Mundane Messengers represent a dead-end branch of Twitter evolution that will become extinct. Unfortunately that will probably mean the extinction of the human race as well. It is perhaps to time to accept the miserable conclusion that we are all Mundane Messengers, something I thought while typing this comment and watching Wimbledon. Don’t you just love it when that happens?

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