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Archive for October, 2010

Twitter Volume since 2007

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

This weekend I compiled the data to produce the above graph, showing the level of activity on Twitter. I figured this out using a commonly known method. Every tweet has a unique id number, for example the 20 that appears in the URL of this tweet which kicked off the service:!/ev/statuses/20 Assuming these id […]

Scam Email #2394

Friday, October 1st, 2010

A more individually tailored version of the famous 411 scam arrived in my inbox this morning. I thought I’d share: From: Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM Subject: SUB: CUSTOMER INFORMATION * Attention The Genealogical database of our deceased customer Mr. Bill Bumgardner has revealed you as his family relative. Kindly confirm […]