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The average Twitterer sees so many tweets in a single day that you’d be forgiven for naturally thinking that advertising on the platform is akin to shouting into a hurricane. But guess what: shout loud enough, and you’ll be heard… Read more

Watch the iPhone 5 crash Twitter

How many times have you read a tweet about the iPhone 5 today? Ten? Fifteen? A hundred? Needless to say, Apple’s announcement is already the subject of much debate and excitement. But just how much? And will Twitter cope? Read more

Update 2: The Twitter emergency is over! Del Harvey, lead at Twitter’s Trust and Safety team has given the homepage the all clear: “The XSS attack should now be fully patched and no longer exploitable. Thanks, those reporting it.”

Update: Twitter has released a statement (via its @safety Twitter account). It says: “We’ve identified and are patching a XSS attack; as always, please message @safety if you have info regarding such an exploit.” Original story follows…

The Twitter homepage has been taken over by gigantic letters, blacked out tweets and malevolent rainbow messages. An exploit that allows tweets to use the ‘onMouseOver” JavaScript command is behind the problem. If you visit Twitter.com and haven’t got new Twitter yet, moving your mouse over those tweets automatically reposts messages or redirects you to other websites. Read on for details on how to keep safe during this minor Twitter apocalypse…

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It’s a good week for Twitter: on the day that Twitter hit 1000 tweets per second, and two billion tweets in a month, it’s also claimed that tests have shown it to induce positive feelings and our brain reacts the same to Twitter as it does to being around friends in real life, which of course, none of us can actually remember now…
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