Category: Social media and networks

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Who owns data on you?

I’ll tell you a little story first. True as it happens. Many years ago – decades actually! – I used to hang around IRC-based chat rooms talking to other techies and MUD gamers. One evening we got a troll, some annoying kid that believed the anonymity of the Internet allowed...

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12 reasons NOT to follow someone on Twitter

T(w)itter ye not (NOTE: This post was moved from milliontwits.com, posted on June 1st, 2009. For all it’s dated, it’s still valid!) Hypocritical I know, but seriously, go for quality, not quantity. A thousand genuine followers beats a million automated bot scraped followers hands down! Here’s my take on it:...

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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...