What Great Names

… but that’s not what prompted this post – that was this (cough  … a few years ago … I’m just catching up on some background reading). In that post he referenced Brent’s post where Brent highlights the issue of typing a long email and sending it to one person – yet wouldn’t it be cool if it was just out there. I know what he means – I have a few posts in here that started life as an email. So this one is unusual – this is a post first – and then I will email a link to both the chaps – not these chaps – Brent and Manton. Continue reading

            
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS LOGO)

I read ‘8 Mistakes That Immediately Make You Look Like a Social Media Newbie’ today. (Don’t worry – I have removed all the usual UTM tracking crap.)

My eye caught number 4 in particular:

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OK. We all know it is for sale. (The image above comes from a Recode article last September where all potential suitors were listed and prioritised from most to least likely.) We all now know that nobody wanted to buy it. So far.

Which prompted me to write this post in a newly emerging web publication. Continue reading

            <blockquote>After regaining control of his Twitter account, Mckesson explained that the hacker or hackers were able to take over by convincing Verizon to reset his SIM. With the SIM reset, the person responsible was able to receive text messages intended for Mckesson and therefore bypass the two-factor authentication the activist used to keep his account secure.</blockquote>

How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

            As a reader of this blog - you might know that I follow and agree with <a href="https://twitter.com/davewiner" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dave Winer</a> (who I do not know) .. a lot. In fact, a quick search on Beyond Bridges posts <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/?s=dave+winer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reveals 12 separate</a> posts mentioning his name alone.

A couple of weeks ago he posted this on his blog, where he was celebrating the return of Robert Scoble to the world of blogging and RSS.

I had already been looking at this when Robert first announced it, commenting to him through Twitter that since I don’t use Facebook, I couldn’t comment on his blog. A short flurry of exchanges ensued, including being followed by the man himself. Honored, though I suspect that I might need to work hard to have him be a regular listener !
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But back to that post by Dave. I popped over to Twitter to share this with Dave – and lo – I discovered he had blocked me. Blocked mind you. Not muted, but blocked.

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In light of another one of his posts, I was a little surprised. He concluded his post thus:

I’d of course add my favorite (that doesn’t actually exist) — mute-with-timeout, which would allow me to turn off messages from people who might have a reason right now to be angry, but who I’d like to automatically give another chance to communicate with me, after having a chance to cool down.

This suggests that I had obviously done something really really bad.

Sorry Dave. Maybe I ‘@ called you’ a little too much on Twitter, maybe I said something that upset you. My mistake. Apologies. And don’t worry, no need to unblock me, I have other accounts if I really want to see what you are saying on Twitter, but I don’t. Most of my interest in your work lies on Scripting.com anyway, which I still receive through my RSS feed in Feedly – I just won’t @ Call you anymore, because that is the only reason I can come up with as to why I am blocked.

Yours
A Confused Fan

 

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Jack Dorsey was once asked who he thought the ideal Twitter user was and his response was Shaq. Why? Because he'€™s engaged, it'€™s him, and he believes in community. His mantra for social media is 60% to make you laugh, 30% to inspire you and 10% to let you know about this product<

Love this quote … Extracted from a Brian Solis post ….

Click through and have a read – as good as ever.