So, I am obsessed with Twitter. I update what I am doing at the moment, it then shows up on Twitter, send it to Facebook, Friendfeed, Whrrl, etc... I am sure I annoy my Facebook friends with the constant status updates.

There are a ton of Twitter Apps out there to help you utilize Twitter in the best way possible. One of those is called TweetBeep.com.

Anyway, a Twitter friend of mine pointed out something weird... TweetBeep.com has uncovered a major Twitter Bug. Basically, if you want to read a users protected private Twitter posts, it is now possible with TweetBeep.com.

How to do this:

Use TweetBeep.com

When setting up a new alert, type the Twitter user name in the keyword box.

Uncheck the box "Search only text, not @reply name"




Now you can be a stalker and receive your friends/enemies private Twitter updates. Scary!

Oh, you can also follow me on Twitter - directions in the right column ;)

Comments

d said…
that is a bit creepy.
d said…
blogged it.

http://www.d-blogged.com/2008/11/private-twitter-compromised.html
elise said…
It seems that it works with direct messages, too. Even scarier!

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