Posts for Tag: twitter

Why the news media shouldn't ever talk about Twitter

Fox decided it would be a good idea to take American Idol contestant tweets and mock up their own version of the site for their news broadcast. Apparently they're not allowed to use any font that isn't a variant of Helvetica Bold.

Oh, and P.S. The tweet in the second screenshot is definitely more than 140 characters.

Hey Fox designers. One word: Firebug



Twitter Spam

This is so meta. I just got spammed from somebody telling me that since I've posted my email address on Twitter, spammers can find my email address and spam me. The irony is that this spammer used that very method.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Emails @ Risk <emails.at.risk@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 8:59 PM
Subject: Emails use in Twitter
To: corywatilo <heycory@corywatilo.net>


Dear corywatilo

We have found that your email is shared in tweets. We advise you to hide your email from spammers by sharing email address as an image or hide it behind a url.

Visit  us at : http://emails-at-risk.appspot.com?e=nj5 to find how you can do this.

Happy Twitting !!!
"2 million  emails are sent every second. About  70% to 72% of them might be spam and viruses."