All a-Twitter

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This is my Twitter home page:

It’s nearly a year since I first started using Twitter. When I began, I wasn’t at all sure what it was for, but, especially since discovering the daily word-game Artwiculate, I’ve made much use of it and “met” a deal of really interesting people.

Since the beginning of April, I’ve been making extensive use of Twitter’s search functions. In particular, the search box on twitter’s front page, but also the Advanced search function at

The last couple of days, searching has become more difficult. I don’t know if it’s because Twitter has been over capacity (and I’ve certainly seen more of the “Fail Whale” recently), but I think it may also have to do with changes Twitter is introducing to try to start making money out of their service.

Yesterday evening, I found two different and new-to-me pages. I took the  screenshots reproduced below. In one case I’m getting a return which tells me my search is Forbidden, in the other, I’m getting an advert which has (so far as I can see) nothing at all to do with my search term.

I wonder if anyone else has found similar pages? (Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.)

All a-twitter - The Twitter fail whale
The Twitter fail whale

Revisited and revised for spelling and SEO fine-tuning. Added a featured image. 22nd March 2017.

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