Every Friday on Twitter people are recommending other tweeps to follow using the #FollowFriday (or simply #FF) hash tag.
My username on twitter is @hlsdk.
Sometimes I notice tweeps I follow are recommending the username @hldsk or @hsldk or other usernames with my five letters swapped.
It could be they meant me? – but misspelled the username. Or they meant someone else with a username close to mine?
For this profile I have chosen the image being the Swedish Chef from the Muppet show. To make the Swedish connection real the location on the profile is set as “Oresund Region”, which is the binational metropolitan area around the Danish capital Copenhagen and the 3rd largest Swedish city Malmoe as explained in the post The Perfect Wrong Answer.
For this profile I have chosen the image being a gorilla originally used in the post Gorilla Data Quality.
This Friday @hldsk was recommended thrice.
What’s the point?
Well, one of my main activities in business is hunting duplicates in party master databases.
What I sometimes find is that duplicates (several rows representing the same real world entity) have been entered for a good reason in order to fulfill the immediate purpose of use.
The thing with Phil and his one-man-band company is explained further in the post So, What About SOHO Homes.
By the way, Phil is going to publish a book called The New Small. It’s about: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies.