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Monday, May 10, 2010

It Was a Turkish Guy Who Crashed Twitter

You probably have heard that Twitter was down for an hour or so today. It seems the whole problem started when a Turkish user discovered that if you simply typed "Accept" followed by a famous person's Twitter name, said famous person would be following you. Naturally, the information went viral while the whole world was making Bill Gates and Madonna their followers, and the system was shut down. Or so it says here. It sounds like a ridiculously simple glitch that somehow only just was discovered. I think I'm glad I'm too talkative to keep to 140 characters. Though I could have had lots of celebrity followers for a while there.

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