Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Asking for a person's password is dumb. It is dumber to give it. This, however, is what a pop star is doing for publicity. If you send him your Twitter password, he will post a tweet as if it is coming from you. There is no guarantee he will protect your password once he uses it. One has to trust him. There is also no surety his collection of passwords won't be hacked. One can imagine his publicists coming up with the creative idea and selling it to him. "Hey, wouldn't it be neat if you posted on your fans' twitter accounts? Let's do it." Clearly, no one thought this through, including the legal implications of collecting passwords. Those who read another's tweets now can't be certain they are from the person. Who knows who is tweeting on another's account? There are many great ideas for self-publicity. This is not one of them.