Turning Japanese

@kizzyB (200)
United Kingdom
October 31, 2015 12:48pm CST
Although I joined Twitter a couple of years back, it's never held my interest. Hubby spends hours playing hashtag games there, making horrendous puns and lame jokes. If that keeps him happy, it's fine by me. This week I logged in and found I wasn't quite myself. During a spell away from Twitter, I'd turned Japanese. The avatar was still mine, but I lived in Tokyo, and couldn't begin to pronounce my new name, as it was written in Japanese. The feed was full of foreign writing and photos of oddly dressed young ladies. After changing the password, I reclaimed the account, but still have numerous brightly coloured photos and Japanese writing appearing. Guess I need to look into blocking them. What gets me is, why would anybody bother hacking an account which only has six followers? Why not just sign up for your own account in the first place? All very odd.
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@Orson_Kart (3805)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
I never knew you could play games on twitter, other than mind games of course. I don't partake but I do see the benefit, especially contacting customer services of large companies when you want to complain. They tend to respond much quicker than writing an email, letter, or phone call. As for you turning Japanese - well It does seem strange, although I have checked out peoples profiles and found the language had changed. Maybe it's your settings? Try rebooting or whatever and opening your eyes slightly wider. It might work.
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@kizzyB (200)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
Good point about the settings, will look into that.
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
@kizzyB ???????????????????
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• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
@kizzyB I was trying to reply in Japanese but it just came up all ???? haha oops
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@Rollo1 (16662)
• Boston, Massachusetts
31 Oct 15
That is very strange. I have no idea why anyone would take over someone else's account unless they were doing something to harm that person specifically, but not just to use it instead of getting their own.
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@kizzyB (200)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
I checked all my other accounts, paypal etc, everything's okay. Maybe it was a practice run to see what they could do.
@MALUSE (26783)
• Denmark
31 Oct 15
You can think of a story to explain this strange occurrence.
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@kizzyB (200)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
I'll give it some thought.
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Nov 15
What an odd thing that is! I can't imagine how it could happen.
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@kizzyB (200)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 15
I'm still rather baffled. Mind you, I've never found computers to be entirely logical. Maybe mine is playing tricks.
@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
31 Oct 15
I don't understand that site at all.
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@kizzyB (200)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
Glad it's not just me!