New York Comic Con is ON! But attendees got a surprise when tweets praising the event were sent from their accounts without their permission.
Apparently, this year attendees were allowed to pre-register their badges, equipped with a RFID chip, online which gave them the opportunity to tie their social media accounts to the badges. They were not warned, however, that tweets would be sent out on their behalf as a result.
NOT COOL NYCC!
Although it has been somewhat entertaining to read the attendees reaction to the fake tweets.
omg. I did not tweet this. Tho it could be true. RT @mrush353 Checking in to the Best Four Days of my Year, #NYCC! http://t.co/KHicdXPGA3
— Mandy (@mrush353) October 11, 2013
#NYCC has hacked into my account to send tweets as me. I did NOT tweet "getting my nerd on." #WTF does that even mean? #invasionofprivacy
— Dana Michelle A (@sagesurge) October 11, 2013
If you see a tweet from me at #NYCC today and it is NOT about how my Black Bolt costume is chafing, then NYCC has hacked my account.
— Ruben Bolling (@RubenBolling) October 11, 2013
Did #NYCC take over my twitter cause not cool, I don't tweet that way.
— Matt (@MPHism) October 10, 2013
It's a weird move on the organizers parts seeing as it's pretty safe to assume that anyone attending #NYCC is probably going to tweet how awesome it is anyway. When it comes down to it, nobody likes to be told what to tweet.
We went to San Diego Comic Con this year. Check out our recap:
- Comic Con Hijacks Fans' Twitter Accounts (entertainment.time.com)
- New York Comic Con Tweets From Attendees' Accounts Without Permission (mediatechsavvy.wordpress.com)
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