Well here’s a Twitter bug that is kind of alarming. Apparently, for some verified accounts, avatars were swapped out with other random users’.
Currently, the profile settings are disabled for all users, so you’re stuck with what you have now. Can you imagine trying to tweet and seeing some random Joe in your place? Yeah, weird.
Here’s what the company had to say on the matter a few hours ago:
We're investigating an issue with background images and profile photos on @verified accounts. We'll get this resolved ASAP.—
(@Support) September 14, 2012
We have temporarily disabled profile settings changes for all users. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you for bearing with us.—
(@Support) September 15, 2012
Digg was affected:
I’m pretty positive that this isn’t 500 Startups’ Dave McClure:
Here’s what you see if you try to enter the profile settings area:
All kidding aside, this is a very serious issue. It’s flat-out odd to think of a time where you could be potentially locked out of your Facebook settings, so this is pretty sad to see from Twitter.
A Twitter representative tells us that the company is indeed “looking into it.”
This is developing.
UPDATE: How about this? He figured out who his avatar was:
UPDATE 2: …Aaaaand normal services have resumed.
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