Pinterest is still a small smart up (less than 10 employees) and now they have to deal with spammers who were creating hundreds/thousands of fake Pinterest accounts to spam affiliate links.
Spammers claimed to make $1,000 per day (I doubt that claim) and sure enough someone is selling spamming bots for Pinterest.
I was surprised to see one for sale as a WSO on the
There is karma justice in that the spam software developer charges $249 for his bot and from the reviews, it doesn’t really seem to work that well, nor are the spammer wannabees making money (probably since Pinterest is working to get rid of them).
Good luck getting a refund from someone selling software to spam. All the time wasted trying to spam, they could have been doing it the right way vs wasting their time, money, and annoying Pinterest users and Pinterest the site.
It got me thinking. The average fool that buys a spamming software doesn’t really know what they’re doing, they’re lazy, looking for shortcuts. But these guys who develop these tools, they’re not lazy (they created the software/bot) and they have skills to create software. I just don’t understand why they would waste their time and skills on creating software to spam/scam people.
I guess it’s the
It’s fascinating to see their rationalization, though most don’t give a damn and don’t even need to rationalize.
It’s rough being popular online!