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Fun Twitter bug- A sign of shortcodes to come?

Paul Anthony / April 28, 2010

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Looks like this is either a bug, or an easter egg – but Twitter has some unusual behaviour in the web interface. When you Tweet the word “off” – just on its own, Twitter autotweets a random old post of yours.

Not sure on whether this is testing internally exposing something to come, or if its meerly accidental, but isn’t the first time I’ve spotted weird goings on that have turned into a feature.

Perhaps its a shortcode that they are planning on bringing it, or maybe its a bug – but I thought I’d mini blog it here anyway and let you all have the skinny before it breaks elsewere on the web.

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