This morning I woke up to something a bit odd. Around 20 people had sent out nearly identical messages linking to my Twitter page. I have no idea how it happenedâ€"I also heard from one user that they were getting DM's (private direct messages) with links to my blog.Â Also, no idea why or how.Â Twitter is known to be very buggy at times and incidents like this tend to happen.Â Here's a couple of things I noticed.
1. The tweets (at least the ones here) seem to be coming from Twitterfeed.
2. The tweets seem to be coming from legit accounts (though I doubt they manually sent them)
3. I'm not the only one (I've also seen similar Tweets linking to Robert Scoble ) See below:
So, I'm really not sure what's going on. Seems like a glitchâ€"interestingly enough it does show that the Twitter platform is vulnerable to spam, not to mention accessible to advertisers who might want to get into your stream. I doubt Twitter would ever do that knowingly. It seems like a bug, or hack to me. Anyway, if I somehow ended up in your streamâ€"it wasn't my doing, and I changed my password, just to be safe. There seems to be a ghost in Twitter's machine. Hopefully.