Hijacking the #ISCW13 Hashtag

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 12, 2013

This year's ISC West witnessed a dramatic increase in tweeting about the show, though overwhelmingly from manufacturers and PR people. To track tweets, one can search Twitter for tweets with the hashtag for the show (#ISCW13). Unfortunately, one crappy 'manufacturer' ran a contest that hijacked this hashtag so when you search for tweets you have to wade through dozens of garbage promotional ones.

Here's 'tobeapea' who bills himself as a 'A dad wo loves to enter contests [sic]':

*** **** *** '****' ***** ****** **** *** **** *****. Well, **'* ******** ******** ******* ** ************ ** ***** ******* into ******** **** *** ****** ****** *** ******* '******'.

**'* ****** ** '**************', **** *** **** ******:

*** ** ** **** ***, '************' ***** **: 

*** '****************': 

***** **** ***** * ****** ** ***** ********* **** ******** this ******** **** *** **** *****.

Who ** *******?

********* ** "** ****** ********** ** *** **** ********** *** ********* world ****** ** *** ******, *********** *** ************* ** ***** security ******* ***** *** *** ******** ** ***********." ** ******, **** ** nonsense, ****** **** **** '******' **** '**************', ''****************'' *** "************." We **** ***** ***** ****** ***** ****** ** ******* ***, moreover, **** *** ****** ********* ** ***.

******* ** ************, **'* ****** ******* **** *** ******* *** ********* ************, *** ***** ** ***** ************ ***** **** ***** **** tactics. * *** ***** ***, *** ** ***** ********* ***** us *** ******** ** **** *** ** **** **** **** like **** ******* ******* ***. *******'* ********* *** **** ** pleased *** ******** ** * ****** ** ****, "*** ** and *** ************ **** * **** ***** *********** ** **** we ** **** *** ** ******** **** ** ** *** develop *********."

** ***** **** ****** *** ******* ** ***** '*************' ********. Unfortunately, ** *** ********* ****, **** **** ******* ** ******** the ******** *** ****** ** **** *** ********** ***** ** find **** **** ** ****** *****.

Comments (2)

* ***** **** *** '** ** ***' ******** ** ****** annoying **** ***** *** ****** ******** *******...... *** ******* **** have ******* ** **** ******* ********, ***** **** *** *** same ***** **** **** (*** **** **** ***).

****** *** ********* ****** *** ***** **** ******** **** ** use *** ******* *** **** *********** *******, ** ** ********** pointless *** *** ******* ******* ****.

**** * **** ** *** ******** ***** *** @******* **** the **** * ****** *****:

**** ****** **** *** *** ********* **** * **** (*62% ********).... all of whom were not at the show and wouldn't know a thermal camera from a toaster. And it follows that they will never buy anything from XTSCORP, so what is the purpose?

** ***** **** ****'* *** **** ******* ************* **** ****** ***..... *** **'* * ***** *** ***** *** *** **** pointless ********* **** ****.

******* ** ********* *********** ************ ***** ******* ********....

*****... ********** *** **** ** **** ** *** ***** ***** next ** *** **** ** *** ******** ** ********.

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