Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’
Oklahoma’s Cyber Command Security Operations Center said state employees on the state computer network made 2,008,092 visits to Facebook in a three month span.
The agency, which is aimed at protecting the state computer system from cyber attacks, said its tracking of the state computer network found state employees made 2,008,092 visits to Facebook between July and September, but officials said the number may be inflated as Facebook registers a page view every time a website is brought up that includes an embedded Facebook widget…
The operations center said Google registered 1,074,684 page views during the same time period and Twitter and YouTube had 272,661 and 225,228 page views, respectively.
Preston Doerflinger, director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, which oversees the Cyber Command Security Operations Center, is implementing a policy to block state employees from using their work computers to access Facebook unless they can demonstrate a legitimate need to access the site as part of their jobs, an agency spokesman said.
What constitutes a legitimate need to access Facebook as part of your job? Unless you’re paid to be a snoop.
From yesterday evening:
The Tweet, last night, from Iran’s foreign minister about success in moving forward on peaceful resolution of nuclear programs.
Thanks, Carl Quintanilla
A British woman who accidentally became locked in a church was rescued thanks to posts she made on Twitter.
Sarah Greep, the jam maker behind Janner Jams, said she was inside the Minster Church of St. Andrew chapel in Plymouth, England, when someone shut the door and she discovered herself trapped inside…
“I just went into the small chapel at St. Andrew’s Church where I sometimes go, and didn’t think for one minute they were going to close the door,” Greep said. “It was nice and calm and the sun was shining through the stained glass windows.”
Greep said her plan was to wait and see if someone was going to unlock the church for services.
“I didn’t want to bother anyone but thought I would just send a few Tweets as it was a bit unusual,” she said. “The next thing I know [Council Leader] Tudor Evans is calling the police to help get me out!”
Police were able to locate the emergency key-holder of the church and Greep was released after two hours trapped inside the facility.
“It’s lucky it didn’t happen to someone more vulnerable and I’m glad I had my phone with me,” she said. “I could have called someone but I just went to Twitter to say what was happening to me.”
One of those instances where it helped to have built lots of followers.
I could be locked into a pub [I wouldn't be found dead in a church] and no one would even notice my absence – regardless of how often I tweeted. Maybe that wouldn’t be too bad either.
Insurgents pose on White House lawn
Hackers took control of the Associated Press Twitter account on Tuesday and sent a false tweet of two explosions in the White House that briefly sent U.S. financial markets reeling.
In the latest high-profile hacking incident involving social media service Twitter, an official @AP account reported that two explosions at the White House injured President Barack Obama.
AP spokesman Paul Colford quickly confirmed the tweet was “bogus,” but within 3 minutes of the tweet hitting the Web, virtually all U.S. markets took a plunge on the false news in what one trader described as “pure chaos…”
Markets quickly recovered their losses after the tweet was knocked down. Some traders blamed automatic electronic trading for the sharp fall and bounce back…
A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army, which is supportive of that country’s leader, President Bashar al-Assad, during the two-year civil war, on Tuesday claimed responsibility on its own Twitter feed for the AP hack…
Woo-Hoo! Script kiddie political activism strikes again – achieving nothing more than a 3-minute orgasm in someone’s basement. No doubt they returned to WOW – and will join an online meetup after midnight in some cobwebby corner of internet grunge to plot the next international “attack”.
Another incident which will change nothing in the lives of Syrian citizens brutalized by civil war.
2012 has been the year big businesses finally took the big leap toward embracing social media. But it’s also produced some of the most disastrous tweets in corporate Twitter history…
Here are 5 of the year’s biggest corporate Twitter blunders, and some thoughts on how the right technology and some basic training could’ve helped:
1. Insensitive employee tweets a presidential low-blow
On Oct. 3, in the course of the first US presidential debate, President Barack Obama mentioned his grandmother, who died just days before he took office. Moments later, this tweet went out to KitchenAid’s 24,000-plus followers. As outrage flooded in, KitchenAid went into apology mode, explaining that an employee mistakenly sent the offensive remark from the corporate handle, rather than his or her personal account.
Analysis: Sadly, this kind of account mix-up happens all the time. Heavy Twitter users often post to multiple accounts, switching back and forth on the fly. Mistakes are inevitable. That’s why leading social media management systems like HootSuite now prompt users with a special window before they publish to designated, high-profile accounts. Setting up these so-called secure profiles is often all it takes to avert a Twitter meltdown.
Click here to see the other 4. Sometimes stupid, gauche, silly – always embarrassing to any corporation committed to a dialogue with a broad representation of American society.