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Posted at 1:30 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Do you have a kid apps story?

By Sarah Halzack

In today's Post, Cecilia wrote about a Rockville, Md. second grader who amassed a $1,400 bill from Apple using a kid-oriented iPhone game called Smurf Village. (Cecilia blogged on the same topic last week).

Do you have a "kid apps" story?

Have you racked up a substantial bill in return for, say, a virtual safari for your child? Tell us about your experience with "kid apps" and we'll post some of your responses back into this blog.

By Sarah Halzack  | February 8, 2011; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Apple  
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I used to pay 50 cents a day, every day, for the WP. It was a good deal.

For the last 15 years I have relied on the WP web site as my home page. I travel for a living so it makes no sense for me to have home delivery of a paper that will do nothing but advertise to burglars that I am not at home.

That's not the WP's fault, I love the paper but I travel.

I'm fed up now though.

Your web site constantly twitters the same text (and for all I can see, it is just the same exact text, repeated every 2 seconds) and obnoxiously uses up my bandwidth.

I offer 3 choices, in my order of preferences:

1) Stop using up my bandwidth with inane twittering, (by the way, WTF is twitter, and why would a reputable newspaper keep spamming me like this?

2) If you must spam me every 2 seconds, at least include something newsworthy every 2 seconds. Not the exact same incomprehensible gibberish.

3) How can I continue to read your web content without being abused by your constant twittering and buzzing?

You used to be a model of integrity, now I can only see you as a shill for twitters that make you unreadable.

Apex, NC

Posted by: JBClark1 | February 9, 2011 1:13 AM | Report abuse

I have to agree with JBClark1. Nobody on Twitter (or at least, on the Twitter feed shown on WaPo) is joining the conversation. They're just re-tweeting the link to the blog post or article. That's true here, it's mostly true over at Cilliza's blog, I'm assuming it's true elsewhere on the Post website where tweets are integrated with comments.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think I'd rather see ads than tweets at this point. At least the ads aren't entirely inane. These tweets ad nothing to the conversation, and the scripts you all use to put them on the page junk up my browser and make the page awfully slow to load--sometimes it just hangs forever.

Posted by: dkp01 | February 9, 2011 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Though I should probably add, NoScript blocks some of the junk some of the time. Thank goodness for NoScript.

Posted by: dkp01 | February 9, 2011 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Ironic that Post Tech can't figure out how to use Twitter. Stop!

Posted by: gardedgarton | February 9, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

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