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Twitter Anonymous: Drug Cartel Disclosure Fails

Posted on: November 17th, 2011 by Carrie Drisko No Comments

The hacking group, Anonymous, said they were going to release personal details such as names, addresses, websites, and other leaks about the Zeta Mexican drug cartel if they won’t release the “hactivist” that they had kidnapped.  The set a date for the kidnappers to release the abducted was supposed to be last November 5th.  However, I suppose the threat was not taken seriously or they were just some kind of an attention grabbing anonymous tweet to add twitter followers to their accounts. They were not really anonymous since they go by the twitter handle of @anonhispano and @IberoAnon. They were just members of the so called Anonymous. Maybe it is because of the name they assumed that made their demands a bit on the vague side, especially owing that they are a secret society. The truth of the matter is that the two have stopped their threats of disclosure for fear that the drug cartels will start hurting innocent people instead. Is that believable to you or they don’t have the information they originally claimed they possess?

Anonymous is famous online at present and their messages are all over social media, even big news agencies have picked their story up. Everyone was looking forward to this information, especially the media and government agencies.  However, they are bound to be disappointed. In another plan they had that is the most disappointing of all is their threat to “shut down” Facebook.  A lot of people were actually looking forward to that. But sorry for them, it seems like Facebook is pretty hard to pull down

So really, who are the Anonymous? Do you want to be one of them? It’s pretty simple: just stick an @anon in front of or after your Twitter name for sure you will add twitter followers. They use Twitter and Youtube to spread their messages but apparently they hate the guts Facebook.  You will not see Anonymous on Facebook because of the privacy they relinquish while using their free services.  It is hard to believe that Twitter is a much safer social media medium.  With twitter you have two choices, make it public or make it private.  Unlike with Facebook you can publicize to whomever you wish or not.  So the fact that Anonymous is on twitter is a bit perplexing, especially since Twitter claimed they were going to shut down all accounts believed to be Anonymous. Then again that never happened.  If you search Twitter for #anon you will find hundreds of these cyber activists as well as many requests for help.

Anonymous is like a modern virtual Robin Hood.  That explains all of the requests for their help on Twitter.  Parents have tweeted for #anon to help find their missing children and animal rights group have called on them to find people who demonstrated heinous acts of animal abuse.  Anonymous is also notorious for leaking ground breaking information.  When the housing market started to collapse, it was Anonymous that hacked emails from Bank of America and let the world know that they were performing fraudulent foreclosures. There have been many arrests all over the world of Anonymous members.  When PayPal and other merchants decided to shut out Wiki leaks from accepting payments, DdoS attacks were successfully performed on these companies from a 16 year old Dutch boy.  Obviously, he did not act alone as hundreds or possibly thousands of computers were involved in the attacks. However, this young lad was nicked for it.

Twitter and @anon go together like LOL and kitty cats.  Right now tweeters are arranging a Guy Faulks day in support of and to encourage the Anonymous collective.  You can check it out #anon or if you just want to add twitter followers, simply change your twitter handle as suggested.

Artist On Twitter Promises To Draw All His New Followers

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by Carrie Drisko No Comments

Not to totally overload this guy, but he was the one that tweeted it. Greg Burney has promised all of us tweeps that he will hand draw or sketch every one of his new followers.  This is one way to add twitter followers and a big fat wrist ache at the same time.  @GregBurney has promised to do this but there are conditions set forth after it was retweeted by another famous internet artist.  First you have to start following him by the 14th of November (apparently, that is today).  Second, he has put a cap on how many he will sketch, and that is 3000.  So the man began with 70 followers but that quickly exploded into 700 with a couple of days later.  Not bad since he just started this project.

 I just checked Greg’s Twitter and he has busted out over 5,858 followers. Way to add twitter followers Greg! Unfortunately for people who want to add to the pack, you are already too late, his followers are way beyond the 3K.  Naturally when you are giving something away for free you will get a bunch of friends.  Let’s just hope this bunch of free loaders does more for the guy than turn him into a professional pencil sharpener. Why has Greg chosen to do this?  Simple, he needs a job.  He is hoping that by expanding on his following he will eventually be recognized.  He’s looking for work doing any kind of graphical arts.  You can get more details of his project at #drawmyfollowers.

What a creative way to “draw” a following.  The sketches are nothing special but it’s the thought that is appealing.  It screams dedication. Think about it, not only does he have to sketch out a photo real quick, but he has to go through the trouble of taking a pic and uploading it.  You can tell it’s all done VIA iPhone, but still, he’s doing it.  He is actually working to gain a fan base. He sketched out my Twitter photo but since I do not have one uploaded, I got the drawing of the default twitter profile pic.  Still cool though.

This should be a lesson to everyone.  If you want a fan base, you have to give them something.  Anything is better than nothing.  Just some good intellectual tweets are enough.  Greg’s creativity captured here is just one fine example of how easy it is to connect with people that will actually listen and follow you back.  I noticed that when I started following Greg, he followed me back.  You do not have to be some big time product pushing celebrity to have fans.  As well, these sketches only take about a minute or two to make, it’s not like he is a real Picasso here.  He’s just connecting with like minded individuals that respect what he is doing and that’s the kind of followers you want. If you want to add twitter followers, learn from Greg.