Mama always said, “Keep your words soft and sweet, in case you’ll have to eat them later.” I guess this isn’t exactly what she had in mind, but it’s possible that a recent Twitter glitch made lead to some eating their words, or having words of their own. :wink:
Twitter glitch leaves ‘private’ users exposed to the world
“Twitter, the popular messaging site which has gained traction among the Technorati, has come in for plenty of criticism for downtime, bugs and trouble keeping up with the volume of users signing up.
But its latest problem takes things beyond the merely irritating and into the realm of dangerous – by undermining user privacy.” (via The Guardian)
Due to some unforeseen quirk of the Twitter API, certain things that are protected within the virtual walls of the Twitter.com realm were available for the whole world to see via Twittervision, regardless of the user’s selected privacy preferences. That means that whatever someone was twittering away privately was actually visible to the whole freakin’ world!
A few hours ago the hole was plugged, but what most users may not have realized yet is that since it was obviously open for a good long while, those tweets may linger on via the many available search engine cache sites.
*ahem* Google, anyone? :twisted: