A Twitter Scam

Just a quick post folks to warn you about a scam currently doing the rounds on Twitter.

A user by the name of “Diane Shannon” will attempt to contact you via twitter direct messages (There are likely to be other names too, and this one will most likely stop getting used once this blog gets out).

It’s obvious that the user name is auto generated using some kind of algorithm as we have a prefix, then what looks like a random 4 digit number in my case “@Dianesh69035381”

The hook line is basically that you’ve won 600k USD in the Twitter sweepstakes, and her job is to help you claim your prize.

Rather than words, I’ll just paste in my brief conversation with her below:

Stay safe on social media folks, don’t let the “Diane Shannons” of the world scam you in any way.


Small Update

It appears that she didn’t like my post 🙂

and I’m not allowed to talk to her anymore, oh well…. 🙂



Syncfusion E-Book Number 7

Can you believe it’s 3 years since I wrote my first eBook for the Syncfusion Succinctly series, back in January 2013 Syncfusion released “GIS Succinctly”, I never really though it would go much further than that because I really didn’t believe I had that much to offer as a technical writer.
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An Interview with Crossroads PR

I was recently interviewed by Jennifer Gardner from Crossroads PR for a series of Author Q&A/Profiles commissioned by Syncfusion for their authors in the succinctly range.

Unfortunately my responses where too long for the post to go on the Syncfusion Blog, so they had to be shortened.

Beacuse of that, I’m reproducing the full unedited version here for those who’d like to read it

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Yes I am still alive……

and yes, I do know that it’s nearly the middle of the year and this is my first post of 2013. (I seem to be getting later with these things every year…)

So what’s going on in shawty’s world….
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Help needed for a friend.

Iv’e just found out in the past week, that a very dear friend of mine in Canada is turning to the internet for help.

It’s times like this, that I believe the global community at large is best placed to help people, if for no other reason than to increase the exposure of the individual concerned.

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