We’re still waiting for the dust to settle in some of the Team Kimberlin litigation, so I’m still posting retrospective TKPOTDs. Looking back on the past Thirds of October, I found a couple of Pervarications Du Jour relating to Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt™. I decided to go with this one from 2014.
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Why bother having a Twitter feed?
Moreover, why bother with an Internet presence at all when the vast majority of one’s postings generate more trouble than they are worth?
Two years ago, the Cabin Boy™ seemed to be a credible threat on the Internet. He had caused a significant amount of bother to several families. Then, about a year-and-a-half ago, he made the mistake of picking on me. I’ve kept after him and been able to hold him at least partially accountable for his actions, in the process demonstrating what a worthless non-entity he actually is. No one takes him seriously any more, and, to the extent that he is bothersome, he’s now seeing similar pushback from the people he annoys. Maryland and Arizona have already found him to be a harasser. A couple more states may join them soon.
Twitter, Kindle, and other online hosts and venues are getting wise to him. Supporting jerks who piss off their revenue generating customers doesn’t fit their business models. He will find himself more isolated day-by-day.
If the Cabin Boy™ had a milligram of sense, he’d pack it in. If …
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The Cabin Boy™ still has several active Twitter accounts, including—
Some many accounts, so few real followers, so little impact.