Changing Twitter Clients

Technology | Posted on 21 Oct 2011 | Tagged with .

I’ve decided that it’s time to switch Twitter clients on my mobile devices. I’ve been using the free version of TweetCaster for quite a while now, and I’ve been pretty happy with the features and performance.

Unfortunately, I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting a lot of scareware type ads lately, and I really don’t appreciate this type of advertising push. Scareware ads try to push people to purchasing questionable products or services based on fake claim that their device is infected with a virus.

Just today, TweetCaster has pushed ads to me with the following claims:

  • YOU HAVE 3 VIRUSES. [REMOVE]
  • WARNING: THIS URL MAY CONTAIN A VIRUS. [SCAN NOW]

Really? Why did you push the ad if it may contain a virus? Both of these ads redirected to Jamster.com services. I contacted TweetCaster about the first ad, and they did respond back saying that they would track it down and try to get it blocked. In the mean time, I’m going back to the official Twitter client while I experiment. It has improved quite a bit since I’ve last used it. If the official client is too good, TweetCaster may have lost me for a while.

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