Category: Computing

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Hackers embed attacks in Twitter profile images

Viral images, but not in a good way! I am rather miffed with Twitter for this breach in security. It’s such an old and well-known method of attack that it is beyond forgiveness that it wasn’t stopped at the source. I was going through my latest ‘followers’ and this popped...

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Twitter Corrects Follower Counts again

Twitter does math! Twitter Status: (read at the times): ‘Correcting follower and following counts’: For some time, the follower and following counts we display have been incorrect for some folks. We’re soon to push a change that will address this issue. This means that the count you see in your...

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Building up a large, dedicated following fast on Twitter

Building followers [Note: this data applies to my milliontwits .com account, which I’m closing. (Since closed). The entry was originally posted there on July 16th, 2009 at 14:08] 3.20am and I’ve still a few things to do tonight so this will be brief. Here’s the latest progress graphs. It is...

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Twitterfail in progress

Twitterfail Seems the almighty Twitter have messed up – again – and are purging lots of legitimate accounts* *(while no doubt ignoring the untold millions of spammers!) OYE! @Twitter, what you playing at at all – so far at least two of my friends have been suspended now! Give us...

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What I hate about Twitters latest Browser changes

Twitter browser changes (2009) After a nights sleep and further examination, this page is being updated – and NOT in Twitters favour! Anyone else noticed that Twitter has revised follower/following for browsers? Still no ‘report spam’ button (POKE). but it’s a start. I particularly like that Twitter offer the expanded...

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Unable to follow and unfollow bug in Twitter

Twitter lock bug Filed this following request to Twitter support – and it was resolved within an hour! Yay! This request has been deemed solved Jun 29 delbius was assigned to your request. Having the devil’s own job with adding followers, been like this for the past 8 days, (noting...

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Twittertraffic affiliate spammer johngoogle et al

Twitter spammers – @johngoogle and ‘friends’ You might have seen this guy. He is so prolific it’s ridiculous! As fast as these accounts are banned he’ll spawn hundreds more, but it gives you an insight into these people. Sadly, but undoubtedly a select few of these are getting very wealthy...