ChevronWP7 Labs and the misinterpreted tweet

I see my friends Alex Wilhelm and Tom Warren covered some comments I made on the ChevronWP7 stream, bless them for that. Specifically, I made two comments on the stream, after successfully selling 10,000 unlocks close to the start of the New Year:

[1] ChevronWP7 Labs enters the New Year with 10,000 token sales under our belt. Hooah! ^RR

[2] Our agreement with Microsoft was to sell no more than 10,000 tokens, hence "sold out". We're discussing if we want to up that number. ^RR

The use of our and we were references to “the ChevronWP7 team”, i.e. Chris Walsh, Long Zheng, and myself. I mean, the tweet did come from the ChevronWP7 account after all. Here’s how I designed it to be read:

We [the team] are still discussing if we [the team] want to up this number.

Here’s how it was interpreted:

MICROSOFT HATES THE WORLD; MICROSOFT IS SHUTTING DOWN CHEVRONWP7; THEY DENIED THEM TOKENS!!!!11111

Microsoft isn’t involved in our discussion yet. And they can’t provide us with more unlocks because we haven’t asked yet. If we do request more, we’re sure Microsoft will respond positively – as they have in the past.

What frustrates me is that I know and like these guys personally, but corners were cut and no fact checking was performed. Despite being only a Skype call/KiK/email/IM away, no one bothered to contact me or anyone on the team.

Now I’m stuck with cleaning up the mess.