I’ve been having problems with AOL email — they make me do a word identification every time I send a message to prove that I’m human and not a spammer. I’ve contacted them several times, and the issue still isn’t resolved, but I had to laugh when I got this message from them today: “Please email us back so we can escalate your issue.” That’s exactly what I need, isn’t it, for the issue to be escalated?
That’s not the only problem I’ve been having lately. In fact, there are so many, it seems as if the internet is under attack. Or maybe it’s me that’s being attacked by the internet.
Smashwords.com, where my books are available in all ebook formats, was out of service for a day or so.
Facebook wouldn’t let me log in for several hours today. They say it was for site maintenance, but they could just as easily be retaliating against me for my article, Big Brother, Thy Name is Facebook.
I can’t post comments on Blogger. They keep telling me that I got the word identification thing wrong, even though I know I didn’t. One time I tried to post a comment more than a dozen times. Normally I would have given up long before that, but it was a guest post by one of my blog friends. I never did get the comment posted.
I lost the ability to log into hot mail for several hours.
I lost my internet service a couple of days ago. Couldn’t log in for hours.
There were some other minor issues that I wouldn’t have thought twice about a few days ago, but now I wonder — is it me? Should I be worried?