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.
Those must me RT’s I thought and dismissed it but then I saw this tweet,
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
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.
A look around the public timeline confirms the existence of the “Random Tweets” bug.
and a look at this tweet tells us that this has been going on for a couple of days now
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.
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.
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
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 !!