An 17-year old Australian is taking responsibility for unwittingly causing yesterday's Twitter bug. While the teen didn't directly bring the flood of spam and porn retweets, he burst open the dam. I guess that passes for precociousness these days?
For a while today, a Twitter bug let anyone force anyone to follow their accounts. It was a hilariously simple trick, and equally bizarre. Even better? This bug was discovered by accident, by a Turkish Twitter user. Here's what happened.