Last weekend in the UK nature brought us blue skies, a gentle breeze and warmth in the sunshine, so a perfect day to get on and get some work done in the garden.
Planning on being out there the best part of a whole day, I made sure my phone was in my pocket and turned on. I even diligently got my phone out from time to time to make sure I had not missed calls when using my somewhat loud strimmer and even noisier lawn mower.
However unbenown to me, when replacing said phone in my pocket, I actually touched the Facebook icon, opened the app, and then made a post consisting of a stream of random keyboard characters!
Oblivious to this, I carried on working and about an hour later stopped for a cold drink and checked my phone for messages.
An urgent What’s App from my daughter: “Dad, I think your phone has been hacked and someone has been using your Facebook to make some posts, I am sure they are not from you”
You can imagine my panic I quickly checked the posts expecting to find adverts for Russian Mail Order Brides, Investment Opportunities for Nigerian businessman with a surplus $1 million that they need my help with or recommendations for magic potions to improve parts of me to make me even more desirable to the above mentioned mail order bride!
Anyway I was very relieved to find out it was none of the above but just a random post of gibberish like someone’s left over scramble letters!
What did surprise me though was that this pointless post attracted much interest from my friends and got a number of ‘Like’s.
In fact more likes than I would normally get for a post.
It actually quite troubled me as it suggests this far exceeds the quality then of what I more regularly post!