Do you have some bot favouriting tweets for you? Something like @tryarchie?
I did try Archie, and for a while it seemed it was just an empty white screen, spinning away. Eventually i realised what was happening, and before i knew it the application had favourited some 8000 tweets on my behalf.
My bad — i should have read the About section. I left the application running for a while and started getting followers from “nowhere” — i guess some of them were following me after Archie had favourited one of their tweets for me.
I started getting tweets from “randoms” — “thx 4 the fav”, and that sort of thing. I would check out their profile and find we had nothing in common beyond the incidental use of the same #hastag.
When i started getting favourites from you when i tagged my posts #digitalnomad, i thought i was encountering a genuine fellow Australian digital nomad, but i began to see in my notifications that your favourites were appearing on my phone, but disappearing from my web notifications —
you are like a ghost.
I see you have some 16K favourites, and i understand you’re working on Lean Team, so presumably your exploring some automated way of attracting followers to your account.
I am curious about your motives and intentions, because it seems like a kind of phony way to “engage” Twitter users with your account, but you don’t seem to be inherently a phony guy. I don’t know.
Twitter has changed a lot since i was first using it a few years ago, and since then i have become (perhaps inordinately) interested in authenticity — i sincerely feel that being authentic is an important characteristic of being a man.
So if you’re into that sort of thing as well, please let me know where you’re at. I’m sure you’re onto a good thing, but i’m curious about the effect it’s having on Twitter users everywhere — when i started getting those “thx 4 the fave” messages i felt kind of bad that these individuals were engaging with me on a human level as a consequence of some bot i had let loose on their account.
Do you know what i mean?
I look forward to hearing from you.