Tag Archives: bug

Random Tweets Bug

It started a while back when I noticed a couple people in my timeline complaining about getting tweets(appear in their timeline) from people they don’t follow.

Twitter Haunted

Those must me RT’s I thought and dismissed it but then I saw this tweet,

Tweet Error

Refusing at first to admit that it must a bug in Twitter, I thought it just might have got something to do with list feature but on further inquiry, that too turned out to be not the case.

As it turns out there’s a bug in Twitter due to which people are seeing random tweets from people they aren’t following. Let’s see how long does it take people to realize this and for Twitter to fix it

Random Tweets

Twitter Bug

Also, apparently there’s another even more irritating part of this bug in which some people are getting these tweets from people they aren’t following via SMS.

Twitter SMS bug

A look around the public timeline confirms the existence of the “Random Tweets” bug.

Timeline

and a look at this tweet tells us that this has been going on for a couple of days now

random tweets bug

Slideshare: Newsletter Setting Bug

While creating an account on Slideshare I stumbled upon a bug(assuming it’s not intentional).

Slideshare has tweaked its signup process for some time(we’ll talk about that some time else) and the lower half of second form(yes second) of signup looks like this.

slideshare_form 2

As you can see clearly I’ve NOT selected the newsletter option here but when after signing up I checked the email subscription settings here’s what it looked like.

slideshare newsletter setting

Exactly my point, whether you choose the newsletter option or not, you will still get the newsletter as this option is checked by default. To confirm my finding I created another test account and I ran into this bug again.

Hope it’s a bug and Slideshare will kill it soon.

PS: There’s another bug with that newsletter that I’ve quoted a few times in Twitter too. I get 2 copies/emails of newsletter everytime they send it

two emails per slideshare newsletter

While you are on it fix it too Slideshare. Thanks !!

Update: As rightly pointed out by Gaurav in a comment below I was getting two mails because I had two accounts and it’s NOT a bug.¬†MY BAD !!