Checking in on our twitter account this afta, we were horrified to learn that we'd been blackballed on accounta "strange activity":
We followed instructions and sent in a request for redress:
"Your ticket will be submitted to Twitter Support and we'll email you a ticket confirmation. Accounts may be suspended for a minimum of 30 days for research." Minimum of 30 days? Gasp!
Meanwhile the above two suspicious-sounding requests for our name, password and permission to use twitter.com "items from your keychain" keep popping up on our screen. Paranoia setting in. Maybe just a routine computer system reaction to being shut out by twitter?
Tiny is not amused. Nor are we. Obama cyberthugs carrying out "Big Guy's" instructions to stifle dissent? Was it something we said in 140 characters or less? We haven't been much of a fan since December 11, 2006, when we caught then candidate Obama calling us a racist. Prepare for twitter withdrawal symptoms. Just as we were really getting into the thing, along the lines of Amba's recent tweet:
World imploding. Black hole ahead?
Update: What hath twitter wrought? This just in via imail from Goomp:
When I click on Sisu an invitation to connect to twitter comes up. What is my user name?
We checked on Tuck's computer, and he gets the same prompt. What one must do is click on "cancel" to close the prompt window, but who would know? Will our stats now plummet? [Tears hair out. Exits stage right]
Update II: "This is the first time I've heard of Twitter suspending a blogger, Sissy," emails Pam of Pamibe:
Was your account hacked? And why when I clicked on your site did I get a Twitter prompt? Too many questions and no answers.
I think I'm going to delete my Twitter account. I don't use it anyway. ;)
Don't ask us. We just blog here.
Update next morning: "Yesterday's news," we twittered:
1. Twitter suspends SissyWillis due to "strange activity" Now back in business, but what was that about?
Makes us think that brief hijacking of our account was about trashy trolling for potential customers. Anybody out there know anything about that?