Tuesday, May 18, 2010

À la recherche du tweets perdu

About 22 hours ago I tweeted as follows:
"Sir: I am seated in the smallest room in the house. Your review is before me.
Shortly it will be behind me." http://bit.ly/15dP0C
This was simply because I had read the quote above, and it was new to me, in an article called "Alain de Botton: You'll regret those words until your dying day" in the Telegraph.

Then about 21 hours ago I got an email saying:
Alain de Botton (alaindebotton) is now following your tweets on Twitter.

This seems extraordinary to me considering that:

  • the article I quote gives him rather a vigorous shoeing
  • I don't mention his name.
  • the link is anonymised in a shortener

Passing strange, the interactions that are evolving online. The opportunities for paranoia seem unlimited.

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