Monday, May 10th, 2010
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Twitter's Balls Brought To The Wall By German Metal Fan


So how did the Twitter bug that allowed users to force-feed followers to unsuspecting people get discovered, anyway? Blame a German user's love of the hard rock band Accept: "[Bora] likes a group named 'Accept' and to show his love, he tweets 'accept pwnz'; but instead of seeing this post, he sees twitter user 'pwnz' follows him." And the rest is history. Oh, and hey, look what recently reunited titans of Teutonic metal just kicked off a tour! I smell shenanigans…

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Matt (#26)

One of these tags may just be the best tag ever hashed.

Dave Bry (#422)

I never realized that guy bit bon scott/brian jones so hard.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

Better AC/DC than Rammstein. Man, Rammstein. Anyone remember them?

Also, was waxing nostalgic about high school and realized that when I saw this exact video on U68 in Brooklyn, that's the moment I realized that pop-metal had run it's course with me.

Also, this is serious FUNNIEST hack and discovery story behind a hack ever! Holy crap!

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

Sorry for the bad HTML formatting. I hit billions instead of millions.

BadUncle (#153)

Merciless Wotan be praised – I'm gettin' me some tickets.

mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

Is it so much to ask for "Smooth up in ya" by the Bulletboys?

gonze (#4,861)

"Blame a German user's love"? The hacker's Turkish, for God's sake!

kingdiamond (#3,211)

Damn. I missed this completely. Whenever I see the word "Twitter" I delete/ignore/flee, but in this case the Accept reference evens things out.

UDO!

TT Quick fans (…crickets chirping…) will be excited to know that former TT singer Marc Tornillo is fronting the new Accept.

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