Where are my DM’s #Twitter

There have been an increasing amount of complaints regarding missing dm’s, lost messages, direct messages on Twitter recently and there are likely to be a few more in the next few days.

Twitter has deleted some users DM’s – Direct Messages.

Its okay, its just a twitter bug, they do know about it ….

Twitter Support says

Bug Alert:

  • Some users are currently experiencing an issue with direct messages disappearing, without the sender or receiver deleting them from their inbox.
  • Some users may experience a delay in DM delivery. A notification may arrive to your email inbox, but the DM won’t appear for some time after the email delivery.

These are bugs, and our engineers are hard at work to solve these issues. Follow @support for updates!

Also while we are talking about Twitter, there is another Phishing Scam going around that says Twitter is going to charge do not click this. Its similar to twitter scams where one t says, Is this picture about you, and Is this blog about you – these are still spreading like viruses after more than 6 months because people keep clicking them.

So if you do ever get your DM’s back – do not click suspicious links, it may look like its come from your friend but ask them first if they have sent you a link, as they won’t even know if its a Phishing scam.

Hope this helps


Twitter Money Scam Hacks Your Account

We are seeing these words too much on Twitter at the moment – I’ve been hacked!

Be warned – The Twitter make money fast scam hacks your account

This scam or variations on the same theme is still going around Twitter, its been floating around for at least a month now so its spreading viciously.

How I made $$$ working from home

Make money working from home

Working from home leads to shocking money results

How I got rich on Twitter

These appear in your DM (Direct messages) from friends, so you think that they are real – and after you click them to see what it is, it starts sending out DM’s to all of your friends, and before you know it people are telling you, that you got them hacked too.  Followers are likely to unfollow and blame you for this.

I must say that is so easy to get sucked into clicking these things, as they are from friends and we’d all like to make a fast buck, but there is one thing to remember, if it was legit would your friend DM  you a link about it, or would he just tell you.

Its the same old story – we’ve seen it before recently in the Is this blog about you scam  and Is this your in this photo and Someone said a bad thing about you – all designed to trick you into clicking the link.

You do see other similar blogs floating around twitter about making money from home which aren’t hacking into your account but they are still scams.  One has been around for years, the article that looks like a newspaper report about how this woman makes £££ from doing hardly anything.  These sort of get rich quick schemes, usually require you to either pay money up front and/or to scam other people into doing so.

So.. the rule is here – Be very careful what you click in your DM’s  if you are unsure about it but think oh that looks interesting, send a message to the person and ask, did you just send me this message.  9 times out of 10 they will say OH NO I’ve been hacked.

To fix this – Change your password – and tell your friends not to click any DM’s from you.

Hope this helps


How to turn off Twitter 3.2 Push Notifications – iPhone

As you may of heard Twitter Inc, has released an update to its iOS App for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch which includes push notifications. Read more from @ammojoe on CNet here  

I’d never tried push notifications before on my iPhone, it just didn’t appeal to me. When I’m on twitter I’m “on twitter”, which to be fair, is pretty often, so I don’t miss much. However lately I have wondered if someone has replied, or wanted me for something, etc., so I decided that push notifications would help this constantly having to “check twitter”. (Not that I am addicted or anything!) : )

If you are like me, and have suddenly realised that this is an immensely annoying gimmick, then you are going to want to stop it like I have, after one day. 

When you first open the Twitter application 3.2 it just asks if you want to add push notifications, but if you added push and now want to disable it you simply have to go into settings.

This is how….

1 – Click the 3 Dots on the far right.

2 – Scroll down to the bottom and click Accounts and Settings

3 – Next click Settings at the bottom

4 – Click Notifications. 

5 – Slide Messages, Mentions and Replies Off. 

There you have it, peace again 🙂 

I think this may have its use when I am urgently waiting for a reply to a message in which case, I will just turn it back on again, it can be used as and when. 

Or you should be able to go to iPhone settings – Notifications – and disable sounds and alerts there, but this is cleaner 🙂 

Hope you found this useful.


(Screen shots by Michelle Harris)