Japanese Twitter, 分んない
February 17, 2014 4:23 PM Subscribe
I have a four letter twitter username. Several times a week, different Japanese twitter users will send me more than 100 mentions, usually gibberish or numbers. I think it's a sort of game or trolling, but I want to understand why.
posted by clearlydemon to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
These are a couple of examples of the tweets
. The second one is kind of freaky, both the avatar and the description (the user is no longer active).
I don't tweet a lot and I'm not famous.
I speak some Japanese, but I'm not fluent enough to understand what's happening. I tried asking those who tweet at me why are they doing it, but they just favorite my post (and LOL at my expense, I suppose).
Today, somebody posted this:
My twitter username differs from @null by one letter (I don't mind disclosing it, but I don't want to self-link).
What the hell? I usually block those users, but this is starting to get bothersome.