I live in China, so here is a Cute Panda Pic.
I have been on Twitter now for nearly a year, and I have to thank twitter for allowing me to broadcast my insanity to my growing band of mainly loyal, always friendly, and sometimes normal followers – and all for free. We must never forget that twitter is a free service when we criticize them, but, as I see it the ’blue bird of happiness’ does not always deliver.
Here are the three things I either do not understand or hate most about the miniscule avian.
Number One. “ Visit this site to buy 10,000 followers for $27” Twitter rules say that this is not allowed – yet my tweet stream is clogged up with hundreds of sexy girls with unpronounceable names offering to do this for me. I am sure Twitter could easily stop this is they wanted to – it must clog up their systems too. For those of you who are not aware, these are fake accounts produced by robot machines. They get shut down after a while as Twitter realizes what they are, but surely it would be far easier to tackle the problem at its root!
Number Two. Every day I follow most of the people who have followed me overnight there are always a few that, when I click ‘follow’ it changes to ‘pending’ and gives me a message that the follower must approve my follow first. Huh? They followed ME First? Can anyone explain this?
Number Three. I am a shy and retiring individual who is easily hurt (?). Sometimes I will try to follow another writer or a service and get a message that I have been Blocked from following them! I go to their profile, they seem like nice people, but I do not know them and have not, to y knowledge upset them – why would they block me? – and before you ask I am NOT one of those people who keep following and unfollowing people. Once I follow you – you are permanently followed
I love Twitter, and despite the above I enjoy the interactions and I am grateful for the friendships i have developed . If anyone knows the answers to any of the questions above, I would be grateful to be enlightened. If you do not want to make a public post, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, for more of my offbeat ramblings please do ‘like’ my facebook page - arthurcrandonauthor (I am not going to criticise FB – they put you in FB jail far too easily!) and follow me on Twitter - @arthurcrandon.
To lighten the load and ease the stress, various furry pics are here again. Enjoy. – Until next time.
Meet the author
Arthur Crandon is a lawyer, the boring office kind, not the exciting (and much better paid) courtroom type. He worked as a solicitor for a while before embarking on an interesting life overseas. He has spent most of his time in recent years in South East Asia, more recently in Hong Kong. Before that, Arthur lived and worked in the Philippine Islands.
He loves to fish, and play the piano – but spends most of his time writing, eating, drinking and sleeping
– usually, but not always, in that order.
His first book, Deadly Election, draws on his strange imagination and his
experiences, together with those of others, in a land that, beneath a veneer of civilisation, operates like the Wild West and is very
dangerous to innocent and gullible foreigners.
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