That Ain’t the Way Twitter Works

Bill Schmalfeldt says he believes that he can prove I perjured myself by saying that I saw a tweet of his on my Twitter @Connect page. He insists that I could not have seen this tweet because I wasn’t following @cgable63 and the Cabin Boy’s account du jour.Screen-Shot-2013-09-06-at-6.13.24-PM

And yet, there it was. I flipped over to @RadioWMS to see it in context and screen captured it. When I returned to my site, he had deleted the tweet. So, no, I don’t have a pretty picture of it on my @Connect page.

Still, the Cabin Boy insists that I must be following the first addressee and him in order to see his tweet, huh. How does he explain this? I don’t follow either @rustypaladin or the Cabin Boy.tweet2paldin

Here’s that tweet again in the larger context of my Twitter @Connect page.wjjhoge201308050227Z

Oh, wait … I just went over to verify something in the Cabin Boy’s post about proving my alleged perjury, and that page is gone. So is the post about his breakthrough discovery on the meaning of the @ symbol on Twitter.

Perhaps reality is creeping up on him.

Hmmmmm.

UPDATE—My, my, those post disappeared about the same time as Schmalfeldt moved his hosting from Go Daddy and back to Network Solutions. Amazing. I’ve had my hosting websites with the same company for over 8 years, and this blog has been with WordPress.com since it stated. I wonder why the Cabin Boy can’t stay in one place for long.

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  1. For what it’s worth (and it may not be much), would using something like the program that the website that posts deleted tweets by politicians uses be worthwhile for your research? It looks like they’re posting and deleting regularly. Using a program (or maybe something on twitter site), you could just pull down their tweets every couple of days or something — deleted or not.

    And just saw your tweet re: 10,000 followers. I looked and some of the recent ones even have a “real” avatar, at least not an egg.

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