Bill Schmalfeldt has imagined a way that he would like for Twitter to work and uses that as a basis to try to support his continuing violation of the no contact provision of the peace order issued against him.
The Cabin Boy imagines that sending an @mention to me causes his tweet to appear in the timelines of my followers. Does it?
As a demonstration of that fact, consider these tweets that the Cabin Boy sent at 4:07 and 4:08 pm this afternoon.Now, take look at the timeline of the @hogewash Twitter account. That account follows @wjjhoge and does not have @WMSBroadcasting blocked. You can click on the image to embiggen it.
Notice that the account received tweets from Suzie Q. at 4:06 pm and Stacy McCain at 4:09 pm but did not receive Schmalfeldt’s tweets at 4:07 and 4:08. Simply put, Twitter doesn’t work the way the Cabin Boy claims it does.
He keeps asking if there is a way to communicate with my followers on Twitter without using @wjjhoge. There are several. One would be to go down the list of my followers and tweet or DM directly to them. Another would be to write something sufficiently interesting that his readership significantly intersected with mine.
He needs to try something because tweeting to me via @wjjhoge doesn’t reach my followers and isn’t necessary to reach his. But it is a violation of the peace order.
As of 5 pm this evening …UPDATE—Not long after this post went up, the Cabin Boy was on the Twitterz doing a bit of arm waving to try to convince the gullible that things work like he says. They don’t.
After his “demonstration,” I ran a controlled test using @wjjhoge (my main account), @hogewash (my backup account), and a third cooperating account. When the third account was following both accounts, it received @mentions of wjjhoge from hogewash. When it was following wjjhoge only, it did not receive the @mentions from hogewash.
The Cabin Boy’s scheme only works for accounts that follow both of us.
I hope he’s wearing Nomex Depends.