Twitter Losing Trust

twitter_logoI was going through my feeds last night and funneling all of my reads as I tend to do in the evenings and sharing some of what I found to be interesting to my community through Twitter.  This is becoming more and more of a habit with me as I tend to pour through a lot of data.  What I think might be of interest to my followers I share.  I am generous that way.  Actually it is part of my overall plan to let the blogosphere and other platforms know that I exist—I network therefore I am.  I see a t-shirt in the makings here.

As I approached the 11:00 pm hour I noticed that my Tweetdeck was acting up.  I am the type that wants everything just to work.  I don’t care about the Internet service and other stuff I want it to work when I hit the power button.  The same thing goes for Twitter.  When I hit send and let everyone what is happening, I want it to work.  When it doesn’t I just chalk it up to another fail whale.  That is until today when I found out that Twitter was hacked.  Not  hacked by a 13 year old kid in his parents basement but by the “Iranian Cyber Army”.  Excuse me?  I was just watching a Leo Laporte show about Cyber Warefare and making fun of it actually on Twitter, but now I read that headline on TechCrunch.  You can see the rest of the coverage on Techmeme.

Twitter is starting to lose my trust.  Is this what we are going to expect out of Twitter’s future?  There has been numerous Phishing problems with Twitter and there are many other incidents just this year of them getting hacked and Google documents being obtained.  I am losing trust for Twitter quickly.  I hope they will learn from the recent attack and work on making adjustments.  Do you trust Twitter?  I’m not sure I would give them my user and password for…. Ooops!  [Runs to change password again]  I am clearly not trusting the Twitter world at present.


  1. But Twitter is free. And why do you depend on it to work. To me its a cute way to communicate and share but severely limited. It is also filled with massive clutter and spam. I only view maybe 15-20% of tweets sent my way and I only follow 105 accounts. When it freezes I really don’t care since it is free and I don’t need it or depend on it. I would be more concerned over privacy and behavioral targeting issues that network reliability. The location based technology scares the crap out of me. 1] I don’t want random people knowing where I am 2] I don’t want businesses I am near to be able to send me an onslaught of advertisement I didn’t ask for.

  2. I think you are exaggerating a bit. Every major website had some issues in the past and will have in the future also. Twitter is not fully grown up and I am sure they will repair all their flaws, just don’t loose your trust in them yet.

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