Friday, November 09, 2012

How to look stupid using social media - in this case me

Look before you leap - I made a mistake earlier and assumed that people had set up automated tweets a year ago that were still going out, it is not uncommon to see supporters of campaigns make this mistake.   In this case the mistake was I did not look closely enough and notice that it was a bad case of spambots.

To be clear, I apologize to the Dean Fortin Campaign from last year for my error.   To try and make amends I will try and report as many of the spambots as I can today.   I should have done my homework better as I did get fooled.

I leave the text up here so you can see what I had to say and not to try and hide from my error.

In the 2011 Victoria Civic Election the campaign team of Mayor Dean Fortin it would seem created many Twitter accounts that made automated tweets in the run up to election day a year ago.   It seems someone forgot to turn them off as they are still tweeting in 2012. 

Certainly this is not the best way to use social media and I think will make a few people look a bit embarrassed.  Steve Filipovic alerted me to this.

Here are the most recent ones - they are all similar messages:


yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 




yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam I feel like I am trick-or-treating for democracy 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
yyjvotes deanteam So windy I can't feel my face. 
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