Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Business & Technology | Fast-growing Twitter tormented by a worm | Seattle Times Newspaper

Growing pains…

An obnoxious computer program that barged into Twitter's mishmash of Internet chatter served as another reminder of the challenges facing the rapidly growing service.

The nettlesome program, known as a worm, targeted Twitter's network with four different attacks starting early Saturday and ending early Monday, according to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

The worm was set up to promote a Twitter knockoff, StalkDaily.com. It displayed unwanted messages on infected Twitter accounts, urging people to visit the Web site.

Business & Technology | Fast-growing Twitter tormented by a worm | Seattle Times Newspaper

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