May 28th, 2008


The Power of Getting Plastered

Today our Resource Room students applied a coat of plaster-of-paris to the volcano models which we began fabricating yesterday out of cardboard, newspaper, and masking tape. Mid-way through today's messy procedure (which we conducted outside), one of the students, a notorious slacker when it comes to academics, enthused, "this is a great project! Now I want to be a teacher, and someday, if this school is still here, I want to teach here and do this project!"

Twitter Netiquette Question

A person signed up to "follow" me at Twitter, someone I didn't know. I checked out her Twitter. She hasn't posted in several weeks, the posts she has don't really make sense, and she's following forty-six thousand people!

I suspect this is some kind of Twitter spambot. So I blocked her.

Is that cool?

[EDIT] In the past five minutes I've just been added by another Twitterer who is following several thousand people, and who has only posted one message, packed with mis-spellings and an invite to follow a link.

Now I understand the idea behind Twitter. It's like a hunting preserve for spammers! Do you suppose the Twitter founders make a few cents for every spammer that is reciprocally followed? Otherwise, what's their business model? Maybe to create a huge social network like MySpace or Facebook and then sell it for ten-billion dollars?

Anyway, I've answered my own question: block 'em!