I spend a lot of time on social networks and have become much more savvy to the tricks that scammers try to use to gain access to your online accounts. I wanted to write this quick post to raise awareness about the potential dangers of clicking unsolicited shortened links. Since the advent of twitter and its use of 140 character messages, the use of URL shortening services that allow users to put links into individual tweets has sky-rocketed. I do it as a matter of course on my twitter feed, for instance using the built in WordPress URL shortener to publicise blog posts such as the one you are reading now. As long as you know and trust the user who has supplied the link there is little to be worried about. But last night, I was Direct Messaged (DM’d) by someone on twitter who I recently started following, but did not personally know. The message made me instantly want to click it and find out more…
Saw all the activity on twitter today r.e. #demo2010 and #dayx so I popped up to see what the mood of the demonstration was like in Bristol after seeing things had taken a turn for the worse in London.
Everything very peaceful and good natured. Very large police : student ratio…
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This Squidgy Blob, just for you Alexia Anastasio! (@plymptoonsdoc) enjoy!
Twitter is ace! so lets share the love. Just so happens that I love Bill Plymptons’ films and a couple will feature in my animation classics segment – ’25 Ways to Quit Smoking’, ‘Push Comes to Shove’, ‘Your Face’… and more. Huzzah for the twitterverse and its tweeps and twitterati!