What you learn when your X account is hacked.
I've just never had any reason to switch. Google integration is useful in various ways, really like the Galaxy series cameras. Had an iPhone for work as a second phone at a couple of points and didn't quite fall in love. I *am* a PC to MacBook convert FWIW (the Fake Nate tweeting from my hacked account was right about that lol). But also don't mind diversifying technology providers a bit.
They almost got me with the 'free fries.' Thanks, Dom.
Seriously though, there ought to be a law or something where if your company is of a certain size or importance, then a customer has to be able to talk to a human being at some point. And when did we opt in to all the voice command bs when you're on the line? I much preferred pressing a keypad to barking into the phone like an imbecile. "Urinary Incontinence!" "Urinary Incontinence!" I'm sorry, could you repeat that?
The man, the myth, the legend, the Android user? A real blow to my conception of Nate Silver. No wonder he's on the outs with the elite class, he turns all the group texts green!
This is the most hilarious thing I've read all day
Exactly the same thing happened to me last week. The fact it created a new account for me ensures that my email address is connected to that new fake account so I cannot use it to retrieve my old account. I barely used Twitter in last ten years, and still had about 30K followers left. I don't really care, but I want people to know that if @BoraZ tweets anything, it wasn't me.
Was your two-factor authentication SMS text, an Authenticator app, a hardware token, ...? I’ve read that SMS has some vulnerabilities.
As a Minnesota grad, I must be very spicy #online to say that a punt coverage team is now, more than ever, keyed into not clobbering a guy after he signals for a fair catch.
Even if that signal is weak or wonky (one might even say, the Signal is not very high relative to the Noise).
Cannot believe you’re an android guy
This might be because you followed only Elon. Sounds a lot like his posts.
Try a control account where you follow only Nate Silver. Maybe it'll be decent.
As a 26-year-old male who is only mostly heterosexual, I can still say that our brains are not pleasant places to be trapped. Here’s to your speedy recovery, friend.
Hah, that... sure is something. I haven't been back to Twitter in a month or two -- Mastodon is fulfilling my modest social media urges nicely, and most people I was following have abandoned the X boat -- but I'm almost tempted now, just to see.
Thanks for the Sunday laugh. "Discernibly trapped in the brain of a 26-year-old heterosexual male" indeed. :)
I'm curious to hear what your feed is like if you only follow yourself (i.e., NateSilver538).
They call it the explore/exploit tradeoff in reinforcement learning: how much to rely on things you know the user likes vs test out new things the user may like.
I think social media feed algorithms are all way, way, way too skewed toward exploit. It gets the vaguest idea that you like something and then off it goes, forever and ever, amen. If this is actually engagement-maximizing it's by addicting people to things they don't really like and is generally extremely antisocial
Twitter is not the only place that seems to have a right-wing conspiratorial bent. YouTube shorts also really likes to throw those at me(despite my best efforts), and did so even more when I first started using it. I wonder if there’s something to mine about infinitely scrolling algorithms and their propensity to highlight conspiracy theories.
I'm probably going to sound ridiculous saying this, but having used Twitter multiple hours a day for the past several years, I'm only now finding out that you can toggle between algo feed and chronological feed. I'll blame it on my use of the browser version.
I had a similar thing happen at LinkedIn, ostensibly the “grown up” social media realm. One email from them saying I had added an email account; tried to log in *immediately* upon receiving the email…. and completely locked out. There’s no way to get to a human being, so I followed all the poorly crafted prompts, entered all the data, sent it off and have heard nothing. It’s apparently a known issue, but LinkedIn doesn’t seem too interested in addressing it. Shame on me, I actually expected a better response.