First let me say, one of the best ways to get authority links is to help people, or be the first to notify people about a possible problem. Thus a big thanks to James at Online IT Guide for sending me an email to let me know of a potential hack of my Twitter account.
Here is the evidence
That is frightening… the chance that I was hacked as well.
The Trail Of Evidence
- My son was in the other room
- My wife’s laptop is open with a Youtube video playing Big Green Tractor
- The tweet was sent via one of the new tweet buttons and has @youtube – not a guarantee my account hasn’t been hacked, but a fair chance some legitimate “interaction” has taken place.
- He normally uses Chrome not Firefox – it is possible I have logged in to Twitter on my wife’s laptop and saved the cookie
On the laptop he is not logged in to Youtube as me – he has his own Youtube account with a playlist of songs he likes (other than the ones that have now been moved to Vevo which we can’t access)
Verdict:- A 3 Year Old Tweeted A Miley Cyrus Video To 10,000 Marketing Geeks
I still can’t work out how a 3 year old can:-
- Click a Share button below a video
- Then click a specific Twitter button to actually tweet
- Then somehow “send” the tweet
It is possible he found a link somewhere on Youtube that was formatted to Tweet the video, or even an advert.. he clicks those all the time – I sometimes feel guilty but he is a consumer, a future buyer and “get’em early” – he has good taste in cars.
Maybe hot keys?
Anyway… no I am not back on Twitter and it seems my son likes older women.
Youtube & Twitter both have an interface even a 3 year old can use.
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