I don’t mind a good contest but it seems that Twitter is the new place for winning MacBook Pros or something else. And the only way you win is by spamming some hashtag out the ass until you win. Now, I know the one reader of this blog will say “But it’s just for fun.” or some bull like that. Yes, they may be fun but, sooner or later, they will be annoying to your followers. The way I see it, these hashtag contests are helping the spam problem rather than trying to reduce it. If there wasn’t no spammers on Twitter, I would guess there would be no issue.
Are Twitter Contests Really Spam?