How to Make a Fake Twitter Account

How to Make a Fake Twitter Account

Meet Astrid Clarke-Nicholson, Calum Fossil, Shandi Beever and Victoria Druggs. None of them exist in real life. They’ve all fronted fake Twitter accounts at one point or another, and a couple of them are still there. But their faces were created with digital imaging software, and their names are pure fiction. Continue reading How to Make a Fake Twitter Account

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Has Medium.com Fixed Broken Publishing?

Has Medium Fixed Broken Publishing

In August 2016 I speculated, in a post about the blogging platform Medium.com, as to what the business’s future might hold.

At the time, I imagined that Medium’s most likely means of financing its existence would be increasingly heavy advertising. But this year, the platform switched to a subscription model in which users pay to read the site’s best content. Well, in theory the best, although that does depend on whether the best writers choose to lock their content behind the site’s optional paywall. If Medium’s best writers opt to keep their feed open to the wider Internet, in practice the best content will still be free. Continue reading Has Medium.com Fixed Broken Publishing?

The Not-So-Advanced World of Online Troll Investigation

As a result of other posts on this blog, I’ve got used to being asked for help in unmasking “trolls”. Most typically, the requests have come from political activists who think they have the right to verbally attack those with whom they don’t agree, but should themselves be immune from any such attacks. Because… well, you know… Because their opinion is right, and everyone else’s is wrong, basically.

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How to Like Holy Lord God on the Internet

Jesus H Christ
Messiah

Dad, would you be interested in having a Like button?

God
Almighty Ruler

What would be the point of that?

Jesus H Christ
Messiah

So people can like you.

God
Almighty Ruler

People already do like me… They send me prayers.

Jesus H Christ
Messiah

Only when they want something. And someone… I can’t say who… But someone says we’ve moved on, and praying takes too long for people in the modern world, and that’s why they only do it when they’re massively overdrawn… I mean, it’s not that fewer people want to like you; it’s just that they haven’t got time… But if we could just make a sort of ‘Like God‘ button that people could press on their phones, they’d like you a lot more… Well, that’s what this person says anyway… But I can’t tell you who said it…

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Penis Recognition Software Says Cheating Men’s Manhood SHRINKS

JACK SMART (Guest Writer):
As one of Europe’s premier private investigators, I’m approached by a lot of very beautiful women. I typically end up taking them to dinner, naturally. And as I stare attentively across the table into each lady’s eyes, I get an almost telepathic sense of what she’s going to say. She gazes back through the candle light with that tell-tale look, and I listen hard, just beneath the soft music, for her tentative, nervous whisper… Continue reading Penis Recognition Software Says Cheating Men’s Manhood SHRINKS

How to Host a Tantric Webinar With Windows 3.1

VICTORIA DRUGGS (Guest Writer):
Ordinarily, tantric events are held on Canadian ranches at a cost of $2,575 per head, and organised by permanently cross-legged, greying herbalists who drink, and forcibly serve, nettle tea. But what happens if you want the tantric ecstasy without having to empty your PayPal or drink the juice of poisonous leaves at swordpoint?

Well, why not try hosting your own tantric webinar, FOR FREE?! That’s right! You really can use ye wondrous Internet to connect with like-minded tantroids and fulfil your innermost desires. Let’s start at the beginning… Continue reading How to Host a Tantric Webinar With Windows 3.1

Are Twitter’s ‘Locked Accounts’ a Ransom Racket?

A while back, I wrote a post called Zero Guy, which looked at a seemingly growing phenomenon of Twitter users unfollowing their entire friend list. I’d always assumed this was a deliberate action. But as I discovered in the course of the past week, it may not be the account holders who are unfollowing literally ALL of their friends. It may in fact be Twitter. There’s a suggestion that this might all be part of a ransom racket which has heavily damaged the accounts and public image of some users who won’t ‘pay up’…

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