all part of my elaborate plan…

extra extra update on the twitter fireball scam i wrote about yesterday. apparently twitter fireball was just an elaborate april fool’s day joke. riiiiiiight.  it’s really too bad i only took a partial screenshot of the site and didn’t get the PayPal button at the bottom of the page.  alas, it’s too late now as… Continue reading all part of my elaborate plan…

f*** you, clown. f*** you

it kind of makes me belligerently angry when people try to make money at someone else’s expense.  it could be argued that this describes all commerce, but it’s a different thing when the methods used to make said money involve deception, fake product reviews and false advertising.  (you could say that microsoft is guilty of all… Continue reading f*** you, clown. f*** you

Caution: Beware of Fireballs

are there any regular readers out there?  anyone who might know about the whole upstart blogger and twitter/genesis rocket debacle?  a few?  well, good.  if not, check the archives for a refresher. the short story is that over the last year i followed, became entangled with, and then uncovered all sorts of unsavory things about… Continue reading Caution: Beware of Fireballs

Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine

Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine. Wired mag article on the benefits of not having tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.  It’s interesting to see these articles, posts, and reviews cropping up now.  This time last year, it was all about amassing the biggest following on Twitter that you could, but… Continue reading Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine

stirring up trouble on twitter

are all the new Upstart Blogger authors just Ashley Morgan in disguise?  if so, the latest post seems like a cry for help.  i thought i’d stir up some trouble and call the author’s true identity into question. i’m not convinced.  are you? here’s the link to the post: http://bit.ly/7brCik

Twitter kills bulk and automated unfollows…and we’re disappointed why?

yesterday, SocialToo announced they were discontinuing the auto-unfollow feature associated with the services they offered.  this more or less confirms my own suspicions when i went to clean out the people @ArcanePalette was following a few days ago and get rid of the spammers, marketers, and others that, from a reading and using Twitter standpoint, weren’t really adding… Continue reading Twitter kills bulk and automated unfollows…and we’re disappointed why?

lightning never strikes twice. unless you’re a spammer.

they say that lightning never strikes the same place twice.  that’s a good thing, because if you happened to be an idiot out in a lightning storm holding a weather vane in an open field unlucky enough to get hit once (and walk away),  you probably wouldn’t want to be the guy out in a lightning… Continue reading lightning never strikes twice. unless you’re a spammer.

honesty wins more friends than enemies

since posting my rant the other day about twitter, and the products/methods/ebooks that pump up your follower count at any cost, one thing’s become clear to me: honesty wins more friends than enemies.  this should be fairly obvious, but apparently, to some, it’s not.  just take a look at the comments on this post and… Continue reading honesty wins more friends than enemies