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I'm curious about how those who use twitter a lot avoid getting phishing
emails, or getting hacked.
I started a mini-twitter account earlier this year that I've kept
private while I plan. But I recently started receiving emails telling me
to change my password because the site had been compromised.
I also received phishing messages from an account I was following;
unsuspecting, I did follow one of them. It wasn't until the second went
out that I got really suspicious.
I'm not really "up" on twitter yet; it takes some practice to tune into
what people mean and how to "talk," and it hasn't been a high priority.
But I'm pretty risk averse, too, so would appreciate any tips people
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Texting and Twitter
> From: Brad Whittington <brad -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Date: Wed, November 25, 2009 10:24 am
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> My family uses texting extensively and everyone is over 30. Some are
> well over 30, but I'm not naming names. ;-) We primarily use it for
> logistics, not as a way to carry on a conversation.
> What many say about Twitter now (who cares if you just got a latte
> from Starbucks) used to be said about blogs. But, as we know, blogs
> have many legitimate uses beyond an online journal of personal
> detritus. Dismissive attitudes about tools seem to me to be a
> knee-jerk reaction that reflects a lack of creative thinking or
> actually engaging the technology to discover the value it can bring.
> Twitter has lots of legitimate, even valuable, uses. Perhaps not so
> much for product documentation. But the fact that it's not suitable
> for some applications doesn't mean that it isn't suitable for any
> application of substance. I have found it to be a great tool for
> staying aware of breaking stories in multiple areas, professional as
> well as personal. It's also a great way to allow a non-technical user
> to update a web page in real time. And a lot of other things.
> Brad Whittington
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