Even Twitter Founders Get Twitter-Jacked

By Mat Honan on at

You know how sometimes you sign up for what you think is some cool new service, give it access to your Twitter, and then it spams your timeline with a bunch of crap. Yeah -- it even happens to Twitter founders.

Biz Stone, one of Twitter's founders and for a long time the public face of the company, just spewed hundreds of tweets asking people to endorse Ed Lee for mayor on Votizen. And while Twitter is a politically active company, and Ed Lee has a pretty dope mustache, we're pretty sure this was a bot-made accident. Either that or Biz Stone is really, really bad at Twitter.

But it goes to show that the settings that you can use to give third party apps access to your Twitter are pretty sorry. I mean, if this can happen to one of the guys who founded the company and led it for years, it's no wonder all kinds of regular people inadvertently give apps permission to post to their timelines.

Twitter needs to fix that shit.

Even Twitter Founders Get Twitter-Jacked