New York Comic Con is Hijacking Twitter Accounts

Posted on October 11, 2013 - 3:00pm by Chad

If you're on twitter you've likely been hearing about what a great time everyone is having at New York Comic Con. Well, that's because someone at NYCC thought it would be a good idea to hijack attendees twitter accounts. They were able to do this if users opted to use twitter to activate their RFID badges. Many apps wish to have access to "post on your behalf" but what made this extra strange and rage inducing was that the tweets were written praising the convention as the attendees.

Statements like "So much pop culture to digest! Can't. handle. the. awesome." or "I can't get enough #NYCC" all with the hashtag NYCC and a link to their Facebook page. Needless to say, this didn't go over very well with the people who were affected. Which even included a few people in the gaming industry such as Brian Crecente and Greg Miller.

Comic-Con has since apologized and turned off the feature allowing them to do this, but they'll definitely be hearing about this for a while. I think its only fair that they give the people affected by this access to their twitter account for a day. At the very least we'd have some entertainment, that's for sure.

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