The other day, in my personal email, I received notice of a direct message from the twitterverse. It told me that "Dr. Oz is my savior" and had a link attached.
And, I knew it was a hack job and spam. Let's examine why it was obviously a hack job/spam.
First, I can't not remember the last time I logged into my twitter account. I view twitter and linkedin as fairly worthless. I know, everyone loves them. . . I just can't see the point. I have a linkedin because I've actually found that I could contact "long losts" through it when they didn't have facebook. I started a twitter because I was curious. But, again, can't even remember the last time I logged on to twitter. So, the idea that someone would feel that a direct message to me through twitter was the easiest way to convey their personal and heartfelt faith was laughable.
Second, the supposed direct message was from someone I know IRL. And, not only do I know them, actually, but we communicate via other social media on the regular.
Third, this particular friend and I share a love of good food and strong drink. I'm pretty sure this particular friend would not be a minion of Dr. Oz.
And, lastly, my friend has rejected the religious traditions of his upbringing . . . I'm pretty sure some attention-hound, media quack isn't going to replace the most organized crime syndicate of all time.
But, now I have something more to taunt my friend with on a regular. Thank you hacker/spammers for that.