Is it gauche to blog our tweets? Probably but still – look at this:


So I responded with: silk-shelisraelI didn’t think anything of it but then came back a few hours later to see – based on the keyword I had used “lost” this:


If you go to the tweet, you’ll see that the “in reply to SilkCharm” takes you to my “lost” statement.

Anyway my responses were (tired of screenshots):

@wibbler I tweeted about the horrible deaths of so many Australians in bushfires, and you auto-tweet about the TV show LOST? GRRR. BLOCKED. (link)

@wibbler The thought of you autotweeting keyword ads based on words I use, is the dregs of SM. Lost lives in Australia = Lost TV show? No. (link)

140 characters means I don’t get to swear a lot.

Interruptive ads are bad enough on TV when you are settled in for a nice quiet evening with some free to air movie. You expect them. But inserted into a conversation….?  On Twitter?

For John Lacey who told me :

You have something to blog about now. Bots are good for doing calculations. Not so good for “social” networks.

Yes. You are right. But wait a minute … You have something to blog about now – ???  grrrr.

In the past we accepted this form of advertising because frankly, we had no say in it. It was too hard and time consuming and intensive to get thought patterns changed and laws pushed through. I just hope that this time ’round, when we see crap like this, we call it out. Now that we the former audience have both content creation tools and distribution channels, we should be able to find ways of limiting this kind of behaviour.  Or will apathy continue?