Post by @abelmind
There comes a time when we all realize that we will never rid the internet of “bombers”, “scammers”, and “hackers”. In a not-so-thought out but fun social experiment we decided to create the account @itsanybody today and post the password in the profile description. We simply told people “login and post whatever you want… anonymously”. Try giving that a Klout score! Knowing there would be no recourse if the profile was hacked, we left the fate of the account to the world of twitter. In under 1 hour we had at least 30 people login and post something. At times it was humorous and at times offensive, but the goal was to make the profile 100% organic. The account was a tweet without a profile, a fun and easy way to tweet without being recognized. Friends…. In 3 hours and 20 minutes that profile was hacked by the Dwight Schrute of the internet. What started on 6/27/2012 ended on 6/27/2012.
The culprit? William the 3rd. His blog says “I see what the world gives me, what I have, and where we intersect.” It looks like he intersected with the world at douche bag lane. William changed the email and password for the account, locking out the world from tweeting to their hearts content. To us it isn’t a big deal. So an account about nothing who is “everyone”, doesn’t seem that trollable. BUT it goes to show you that with every good thing, good opinion, and good post, there is someone there to ruin it. And they’re never anonymous.
Anybody & Everybody