Twitter Spam

Is there a word for Twitter spam? Is it “SPIM” like in the Instant Messenger world? Over the past week or two, I’ve received a healthy dose of random, obviously commercial, spammers asking me to follow them on Twitter. And its getting annoying. From listening to TWIT, I know that there is a big competition in the Twitter world to get the most “followers”. I’m all for legitimately building up a following for your own personal Twitter soapbox, but please, don’t force it down people’s throats.