Twitter attempts to shut down USocial

17.08.2009

Web promotions company uSocial.net has alleged that Twitter, the micro-blogging site, has moved to shut it down by claiming that the advertising agency is "spamming".

Twitter recently sent accusations via a brand-management organisation saying that uSocial is using Twitter for spam purposes, said uSocial CEO Leon Hill.

Despite this, uSocial says the claims are false.

"The definition of spam is using electronic messaging to send unsolicited communication and as we don't use Twitter for this, the claims are false," said Hill.

The Web marketing company believes that Twitter's claims are due to a service the company sells which allows clients to purchase packages of followers to increase their viewership on the site.

"The people at Twitter who are sending these claims are just flailing around trying to look for any excuse they can, though it's going to take much more than this if they want us to pack up shop," said Hill.