incrediBILL - 11:47 pm on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: incrediBILL at 4:02 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2013]
Just another reason that I do not like twitter.
OK, don't blame that on Twitter because Gmail and Facebook is just as bad and thanks to their last hacking of Facebook I get tons of spam with names of people I know because they stole it from Facebook, and then we have the Swiss cheese security hole called WordPress you all use despite the fact it gets hacked over and over so don't go all "i hate twitter" because Twitter is wonderful and connects the population of the planet like nothing before but it has problems like most anything else and they will be resolved over time.
Perhaps blame it on all the kiddies being hired to program instead of seasoned engineers and they get hacked because these kids don't know how to secure code the way us old timers go but they'd rather be penny wise saving a little salary and pound foolish when they get bad PR over and over than maybe wouldn't happen if seasoned engineers did the work.
Not to mention Agile development cycles which play a major role in these problems.
Also, OOPS is not an acronym for Object Oriented Programming, OOPS is "OOPS! I left a major security hole in the software" which inexperience and lack of code review caused and a serious amount of upfront design (old school) and SQA (software quality assurance) would've avoided in the first place.
Last but not least, they need BOT BLOCKING to stop automated attacks on accounts as I'm not sure how they're hacking in but 20+ unauthorized accesses, assuming it's some kind of dictionary attack, should shut down the account and ping your cell phone to unlock it at that point.
But I drone on, Twitter could easily be secured but the kids won't hire the people that can actually do the job, let them suffer, not my problem, blah.
That and it is ruining people's ability to write.
Regarding that point they're teaching people to be concise instead of blathering on endlessly and not getting to the point, like this post. People, esp. those in business, need to learn how to be succinct in communications so you get your point across with minimal effort, are clearly understood, and everyone knows what you mean. If I were to Tweet my point I would've succinctly said "Twitter teaches people to separate the signal from the noise in their communications"
As a matter of fact, for an entrepreneur of which there are many on WebmasterWorld, Twitter skills probably prepare them better for the elevator pitch where you only have the length of time to tell a prospective investor about your product in the time it takes for an elevator ride.
People have managed to describe their product in a single Tweet effectively which is even more space than you get in Google AdWords to advertise the same product.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 4:02 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2013]