Ah what the heck – I always thought Dr. Who had a bit of the multiple personality bit going on. Everytime he got to be likable, he’d become someone totally different.
Yeah, I’ll twitter. Not sure how this works, but I’m sure the wise guy who created an account for me WITHOUT MY PERMISSION (yeah you Mike Koehler) will teach me a trick or two. As for who I’m following, it’s pretty difficult getting past Darth Vader.
As for the poll. Yes, it was hacked. You can read about it in my weekend posts. But I was still able to determine the likely vote was about 600 to 150 if my estimates and blog tracking analysis are correct.
Anyway, that’s about it for now. Had a rough weekend and to be honest I may be a bit challenged to come up with good material the next day or two so forgive me in advance.
I suspect that Kyle Jones - a guy likely to become a best friend with so many of you in the near future – pretty much ruined any chance at knowing the true outcome of the twitter poll. As the poll topped 2,700 votes Kyle commented that he had crashed the poll and that most of the votes were cast by one person (he implies it was himself).
There is circumstantial evidence that Kyle isn’t lying. But … through some investigative efforts I’m still able to determine which side won this poll. As promised, I’ll abide by the outcome.
Now all I’ve got to do is figure out how my hero, the late Mary Jo Nelson, would have handled all this.
Kyle Jones, someone I believe is a relative newcomer to the comment section at OKC Central, claims he “crashed” the twitter poll and that “one person” did most of the voting.
The poll as Friday at 5:30 p.m. had more than 2,700 votes. The twitter account set up on my behalf, without my approval, now has 66 “followers.”
Complicating the mission to find out the truth is that the blog traffic reports we get are mangled up every week or two. That happened today.
Not sure what to make of all this. I’ll announce Monday whether I’ll be waving the white flag.
I’m trying to reconcile my blog traffic report with the numbers being reported on the twitter poll. I’ll address this whole matter more on Monday …
The twitter army apparently takes no prisoners. They’ve taken over the poll and there’s been a dramatic reversal in my apparent digital fate (the poll went from 54-46 percent against twitter this morning to 84-16 percent for it).
Meanwhile, I got an email last night welcoming me to twitter. This was a surprise, since I had done everything possible to run away from the Cybermen. I was clueless at first as to who had tried to force my hand – then I got an email from co-worker and digital guy Mike Koehler, who quickly emerged as the suspect. Here’s what unraveled from there:
From: Mike Koehler
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:38 PM
To: Steve Lackmeyer
Subject: RE: Twitter
Your anti-Twitterism could no longer be tolerated.
I am eventually going to be training everyone about its benefits, but I’m making you a special case. I think it would help you, just so you could be in the flow of some of the conversations happening on the site that are revelent to you and your sources.
From: Steve Lackmeyer
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:35 PM
To: Mike Koehler
Subject: RE: Twitter
did you do this?
Tomorrow I’ll be having coffee with Rick Cain and talking about trolley service downtown and the retail space at the Santa Fe garage. Does anyone have a question they would like asked?
If you were looking for downtown’s movers and shakers this morning, they were gathered at Oklahoma Christian University for the annual Greater Oklahoma City Chamber chairman’s breakfast.
The keynote speaker was Gov. Brad Henry. You could sort the community veterans from the newcomers. Those who have relocated to Oklahoma City in the past year or so were bewildered by the knowing glances and jokes told at Henry’s expense as he ran 40 minutes late. Truth be told, I can’t remember a single event I’ve covered when Henry did show up at the start of the event. And that’s pretty much the shared concensus of the folks I heard from today. The chamber leadership prides itself in running on time and starting matters precisely at the pre-set time. So one can only imagine their discomfort with the suspense over whether or not the governor will even show up for his speech. The veterans I spoke to seem to have a good sense of humor about it all, but one might wonder what impression is being made on the city’s newest corporate leaders.