Did someone press the wrong key or something?
Phones around the country blew up Tuesday morning with strange push notifications from Twitter showing a seemingly random series of letters and numbers. And yes, even CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to fall victim to the spam.
“We’re seeing this issue too,” he tweeted. “On it.”
We reached out to Twitter in an attempt to determine just what is going on, but have yet to receive a response.
Apparently, however, the issue is “fixed” — whatever that means.
Should be fixed now. Working to understand why it happened
— jack (@jack) October 16, 2018
What it doesn’t mean is that the people of Twitter didn’t do one huge collective double take.
Meanwhile, those without push notifications enabled took a moment to revel in a feeling of smug superiority.
I can’t believe you masochists still have Twitter notifications on.
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) October 16, 2018
We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.