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Twitter Blocked

Posted by dblancquaert on 04/01/2010

Back @ work after the holidays, I open my Tweetdeck, and guess what… I cannot connect to my twitter account. Password is incorrect.

Yes, right. I changed the password during my holidays. So I enter my new password. Still no access.

Let’s try the website. I enter my login details, with the new password, and this page is displayed:

What is going on? Is my account hacked?

No. Turns out Tweetdeck tried to log in a few times with the wrong password. As a safety measure, my account was blocked for about an hour.
A few hours later, I could log in again. First on the website, and then with Tweetdeck (and changing my password).

Phew.

At least I had a learning experience.

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Why Twitter

Posted by dblancquaert on 17/12/2009

Regularly people ask me why I am on Twitter (and what Twitter is!).

This is the answer: to learn stuff.
Just being connected to others with the same passions, and watching their stream, teaches me a lot.
Of course there is much random chit-chat of people you don’t know in real life, but you can easily filter that out.
Sometimes it is also fun being there, like yesterday, when a virtual snowball fight broke out.

So, should you join Twitter?
If you want to learn, yes.
If you want to have fun, yes.
If you don’t see the point, yes. At least try it out before you judge.

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