Forget Google Bombing, Twitter Twombing Is In

Seems a new game is being played on the big Twitter board - bombing the hashmarks and grabbing the top of Twitter Trends. Over the weekend a crew of merry pranksters grabbed the top listing for #gorillapenis.

In a power play using social media - the flooding of Twitter was a great example of why what is considered important should not just be determined by anonymous hands up.

Operation Shitter the action was called and came along with a rather graphic graffiti drawing over the Twitter logo.

Not as clever as the Google bomb for GW Bush and miserable failure - this one even had instructions after your accounts were banned. Definitely a throw away effort - but would like to know what their intent was!

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.