Executes a number of predefined regular expressions across the TSN profile Full Name to detect automatically created twam accounts (based on commonly used construction patterns).
The regex patterns used by this module attempt to detect whether the TSN Full Name matches the format of what could have been an automatically generated twam account.
|DESC||0 Matches||1 Match||2 Matches||3 Matches||4 or more Matches|
The following example shows the return from this module after it has successfully matched one of the regular expressions with the TSN Full Name:
<full_name_regex> <date>1266700860</date> <exec_time>4</exec_time> <raw_data> <matches>1</matches> </raw_data> <result>2</result> </full_name_regex>
Detecting automatically created Full Name attributes is not as easy when compared to twam accounts at the start of 2009 when the software was immature and followed basic generation patterns.
Keeping up with this moving target is a challenge and so the regular expressions are periodically reviewed, and a set of organic regular expressions are maintained as twam account generation methods evolve over time.
False positives are expected as legitimate Twitter users readily enter Full Name attributes that could match one or more of the regular expressions used by this module.