I have received an inordinate amount of Twitter DM’s saying that my account had been phished. This is because all who follow me on Twitter received an invitation to play a stupid game (Mafia Wars) and judged it so out of line with my profile as a serious consultant to conclude it could only be attributed to a malicious identity hijacking.
This prompts me to establish the truth:
The invitation to play Mafia Wars you got from me is genuine!
Of course, you are fully entitled to think I must have lost my marbles to waste time like this, so here are some additional thoughts on this:
- all this crap is experiential – I feel I have to get my hands dirty a little bit to really understand, if nothing else to save my clients from the predicament of doing it themselves.
- I have a genuine interest in understanding how a simple game like this unleashes such a big viral effect and how long it lasts
- I am NOT a “serious consultant”