Take a minute to think about the fate of poor Iain Tait. Ian’s author of the rather good Crackunit blog and is currently unable to use Twitter due to a swarm of users who thinks he can get them a Google Wave invite. He can’t.
It started off well. A friend wanted to commend Iain and his influence in new media. That single tweet created the hashtag.
Then, tweet by tweet, the good natured banter led to the infamous tweet from Mark Earls which said; “RT @eskimon RT @iaintait 1,000 Google Wave invites2give away RT w/the hash tag #iaintait to get one.
As Iain says – that’s how it all started.
It shows that people will click that retweet button quickly and certainly before they investigate what they’re retweeting.
Iain’s now suffering an #iaintait mention every 10 seconds. As he says; “It is IMPOSSIBLE to put the genie back in the bottle”.
Ah. The power of social media.