Twitter… About Password Security & OAuth

Twitter Find Friends

People sharing Twitter passwords with rogue friend apps has been a problem for a few years – I have written quite a few posts warning people of the dangers of sharing passwords with insecure apps, and have also been critical of giant social networks continuing the practice of scraping data from other services using standard password authentication.

7 Reasons Not To Use The New Tweet Buttons

Tweets on Topsy

1. Nofollow

The Twitter retweet code places a link to Twitter on every page you include it, and they didn’t add a nofollow to the link. It is quite possible Google will decide to ignore all these links in the future, especially as it is effectively hidden and not a “vote” for a particular page. The destination of the link doesn’t show similar information to what is in the button.

My 1st C & D From A Marketing Ignoramus – How Quaint

cease & desist

Yesterday my wife opened an express letter Fedexed to me from a law office in San Diego – apparently a British marketer has decided the only way he can repair his search engine results is to call out the lawyers, and I have a very strong feeling this is going to backfire.

Polish Internet In Mourning For Countrymen

Google Mourning

Barry is normally the one who covers when search engines change their livery for special occasions, but he doesn’t live in Poland so I have taken it upon myself to record Poland mourning their lost President & fellow countrymen on the Internet.

Twitter Nofollow – My 7 Day Ultimatum

Twitter Google Cache

Unlike many people in the SEO, Tech or Marketing community, I don’t write posts just for linkbait & traffic, and when I make up my mind about whether I want to continue being involved in a community, that decision is final.