Comments: My Twitter Addiction

One danger. It is not confined to Twitter. It actually is a part of life, but the Internet and Twitter "enhance" the danger. You have no idea what is true and what is false.

I found at least four people on Twitter who have claimed to be Bill Gates and several are Donald Trump. They are not regulars. Seems the last update was 4 months ago. I am sure Bill Gates has done something in four months. Maybe not for Donald Trump.

By the way, I am now followed by two and following two. Wow.

I am still not sure if I will stay, but since I have crossed the Rubicon, I might as well talk to Mark Antony or Brutus. What harm could come from that?

Posted by Greg at April 9, 2008 10:31 AM

I'm following JesusofNazareth. Someone just posting random Jesus quotes throughout the day - harmless, and can be interesting.

There's also someone pretending to be Sam Donaldson, and they post some pretty funny stuff. Most of the people who are pretending are pretty obviously not who they claim to be. But some of them have some funny posts, and people follow them.

The bad thing is when false rumors are propagated on Twitter. Scoble posted that someone had bought Digg one day, and within ten minutes it had made the rounds of the tech blogs before it was shown to be wrong. You still have to use your critical thinking skills.

Posted by Warren at April 9, 2008 11:32 AM

"...critical thinking skills." are often lacking on the web. If Sam Donaldson says they found green cheese on the moon, many will believe.

Posted by Greg at April 15, 2008 07:47 AM
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