Apr 01 2009

No Twitter, limited IM, email & Web today

Published by at 5:07 am under Humor,Phishing, scams, etc.,Security Advisories

It’s only 6:00 am PDT and I’ve already overdosed on April Fools jokes today.  All it took was a couple of minutes on the TechCrunch site and reading several emails from vendors and I’m April Fooled out!  It’s bad enough that I have to spend a significant portion of my day trying to wade through marketing emails and PR offers, but when you add the need to figure out if an IM/email/site is real or a prank on top of that, it’s more than I feel like dealing with. 

April Fools day is a lot of fun when it’s being played on family, friends and co-workers, but when it becomes one of the biggest marketing frenzies on the web (Look at us, aren’t we funny!), I decide to bow out of the whole experience.  I don’t have the time or energy for it.  So if you’ve sent me an email about how your company bought Twitter or is flying security analysts to Uranus (well, that would be funny) I take appropriate action: I round file it.

Thanks for participating.  I’ll be back to my normal online haunts tomorrow when the worst of the ‘me too’ flurries are over.

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One Response to “No Twitter, limited IM, email & Web today”

  1. ax0non 01 Apr 2009 at 11:02 am

    I agree. April Fools’ Day should be for pranks and practical jokes. Now, it’s just another day in the year to crank out a few more lies on the Internet. Now get off my lawn. */me shakes fist at the damn kids*

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