This afternoon, a friend of mine tweeted “Don’t Click: (link)”
I, being a naturally curious human being, proceeded to click the button and saw a page with another button that says “Don’t Click”
I clicked on that button as well and then noticed that in my Twitter feed, I had in fact tweeted the same link even though I never consented to do so.
Huzzah! the first twitter social virus!
It seems mostly harmless, just perpetuating itself and breeding. You can check out the graph of its use here:
Here’s how it works:
Shockingly it works amazingly well. Now we can see all the people who probably as children defied their parents when they were told not to do something. Check out this graph of the volume of the Don’t Click bug:
It also appears like all the source is available. The “virus” should be totally harmless. It doesn’t look like your account info was stolen or anything of the sort. Here’s the source of the virus translated into English.