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Jun 25, 2009

I've bitten the proverbial bullet and joined twitter. You can follow me (if you're so inclined) at my oh-so-clever username: jonahbishop. I'll be using the service for small things that aren't quite worth a blog post (it will not take the place of this site). We'll see how it goes over time.

Frustratingly enough, when I signed up for twitter, the site was having major problems. Thankfully, things seem to be back to normal now. I've noticed a strange thing with the service, however. After climbing into the twitter pool, I noticed a number of leeches attaching themselves to my account. In other words, a number of random people started following me for no apparent reason (I recognize none of them). Does anyone else here who uses twitter see the same thing? Is there a way to stop it? Are these people simply spammers out to get "trackback" style web-cred?

1 Comment


7:02 PM on Jun 27, 2009
I'm new to Twitter too, I don't quite understand the leechers. Your feed is public by default anyway, so I don't see any reason why they'd need to actively follow you to do whatever it is that they are doing, and they never send me direct messages or anything. I think I heard that Thursday's Twitter malfunction was primarily due to tweets about Michael Jackson's death, although the site isn't very stable to begin with.

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