Have you seen this tweet?

I was cleaning up my nightstand this afternoon and tweeted this from my phone:

I knew that iPhone box would come handy some day. “Other stuff” collector in my nightstand.

1:22 PM Sun Dec 11, 2011

Kinda dull, but whatever. Thing is, when I checked Tweetbot a while later, that tweet was nowhere to be found. It wasn’t in my home timeline, it wasn’t in the list of my tweets, it wasn’t anywhere. But…

But when Charles Turner (@vze26m98) replied to it, I could see it through the link in his reply. Here’s my Profile on the Twitter website.

Twitter limbo

By revealing the conversation with Charles in the right column, I can get to my original tweet there at the top. But it’s not in the left column, where it also belongs.

I’m not sure what to call this. Is it a zombie tweet, dead but still walking the earth? Or is it in Twitter limbo, unbaptized but still innocent? I don’t know whether to ask a programmer, a witch doctor, or a theologian.


One Response to “Have you seen this tweet?”

  1. Ross says:

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to clearly see that your tweet has been snatched by aliens. What’s left in the conversation with Charles is a very good replacement. Most people won’t be able to tell the difference. Ask Agent K for help.