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Twitter Finance Chief Accidentally Leaks Company Buy Plans in Direct Message Fail

Twitter Finance Chief Accidentally Leaks Company Buy Plans in Direct Message Fail

Twitter has made a couple of updates to its direct message system in the past few weeks and is looking to launch a complete revamp of the platform in 2015. Those changes probably can’t come soon enough, as direct messages have always been cumbersome to use.

It’s also oh-so-easy to accidentally send a public tweet by mistake, as Twitter chief financial office Anthony Noto just found out when he accidentally leaked what appears to be Twitter’s plan to buy a company.

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The Weather Channel Misses The Mark With Callous Tweet

The Weather Channel Misses The Mark With Callous Tweet

Fort Worth city council member Joel Burns just wanted his Weather Channel weather app to show proper photos of Fort Worth – but he got a little more than he expected.

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JPMorgan Forced To Cancel Twitter Q&A After Onslaught Of Abuse

JPMorgan Forced To Cancel Twitter Q&A After Onslaught Of Abuse

Q&As on Twitter, where users ask questions and receive answers from popular profiles, have become an effective way for celebrities, brands and persons of interest to raise awareness of themselves, plus (of course) their products and services.

Usually, the Twitter Q&A goes down pretty well. But it doesn’t work for everybody, as JPMorgan found out to their cost yesterday.

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Something Is Technically Wrong (So Is Anybody Doing Anything About It?)

Not the most useful of error messages, is it?

Twitter: Something Is Technically Wrong (So Is Anybody Doing Anything About It?)

Three things I’m curious about:

  1. Do the Twitter engineers automatically get sent a report each and every time this page appears?
  2. Does it go into detail as to why it happened, or just say it happened?
  3. If not (and even so), why is there no ‘report this error’ button?

Most of the time, this error can be ‘fixed’ with a simple refresh. But not always, and you’d be amazed how often default pages like this are used as a catch-all for a myriad of serious faults on major websites.

The dreaded fail whale is increasingly a thing of the past, but I see one of these error pages at least once a day. I really hope somebody important is paying attention and this isn’t all just lip service.