Twitter-turfing? Astro-Twurfing? Need a good name

I often post a link to my blog entries via my Twitter account, and I’m getting a number of “comments” on the posts from automated services that apparently track tweets (so far, all mine) linking blog posts and try to submit them as comments back to the post, linking to themselves of course. This could be a useful service maybe, if someone wanted to see who was Tweeting about their post. But it strikes me that it’s more an attempt to get lots of posts linking to their service and increase their rank in search engines, basically little different from the more obvious spam comments. Is there a name for this?

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