Twitter’s timestamp bug, Alec Baldwin and me

This morning I had my own encounter with a supposedly eradicated Twitter timestamp bug that once was responsible for sending the notoriously boorish actor Alec Baldwin into a homophobic rant over a newspaper allegation, later proven untrue, that his wife Hilaria had tweeted idle pleasantries while attending the funeral of Sopranos star James Gandolfini.

Nothing the least bit dramatic occurred as a result of my run-in with the bug – unless head-scratching counts — but the bug has not been eradicated, despite Twitter claims to the contrary, and how could I resist writing this post after a Google search on “Twitter timestamp wrong” turned up such a star-studded result. (Heck, they’d drum me out of the bloggers’ union if there was a bloggers’ union.)

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Network World Paul McNamara