Ok so we wrote sometime ago how twitter is turning into a spammers paradise, between back then and now, there have been lots of changes, no twitter have not gotten any smarter, they are still doing it manually, however the bots have definitely got much more smarter.
And here are really smart bots on twitter, who are out there to fool users into following them and then start spamming them.
Here are two followers who I saw following and surprise surprise, they both have two nice looking female display pictures and identical tweets.
Now when I visited their profiles, guess what, the both of them had identical tweets.
Looking at the tweets I was almost enticed to follow this user, however I do keep a eye on who I follow, this led me to discovering this new way of spamming twitter users.
One advice I would give users before following someone is to open up their profile page and take a look at what they tweet about, this may take you a minute, but it will definitely save you from a lot of spam hitting your timeline.