Few days ago it was my birthday. In the morning I wrote this Tweet for fun:

(in english: “how old I am!”)

Then some friends used my hashtag #AuguriPierG for fun and to say happy birthday like here:

or here:

And then the magic happened: a big set of spammers started using the hashatag and #AuguriPierG became trending topic for Twitter in Italy.

Of course this caused some people to be angry with me as if I were the cause … but that’s internet 🙂

How I stopped this mess? @tigella suggested me to start Block and Report for Spam any spammer and .. I did it.

How did it happen, why all this spam used #AuguriPierG … I don’t know but it’s a good lesson.