Tweeting Geniuses

While working on my changes to the VectorLover theme I happened to look at CoffeeBear’s stats; where I noticed somethng odd.  An ancient post (all the way back to ’04!) was receiving a couple of hits from Twitter of all places. Now I’ll admit the post was not my best piece of writing — in fact it was mudune and rather dull — so I was curious as to why it got somebody’s attention.

I checked out the tweet but that didn’t make any sense.  It didn’t help me to figure out what was going on that the tweet used is.gd to shorten the URLs. Eventually I realized that the person who tweeted my post just made a typo.  Yup, they used a lower-case “k” in the shortened URL when they should have used an upper-case “K”.  That’s all it took to send their traffic my way vs. their intended destination.  Oh well, I guess nobody really is listening to me reading my posts.  *sigh*

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What I want to know is what kind of person manually types in those shortened URLs. Not that “f2bk” is much work, but I always copy and paste whenever I can.

Well from the look of the tweet and the fact that they got the shortened URL wrong… let’s just say “Tweeting Geniuses” is meant to be taken with a rather large chunk (note: not a mere grain, but a large chunk) of salt.

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