MOTB – Month of Twitter Bugs
The month July is probably going to be an interesting month for everybody who is familiar with the Twitter service.
On Aviv Raff’s website you can read a new daily bug in twitter. The cool thing is that he will give Twitter 24 hours to manage the bug before posting it on his blog. This means that, if we are lucky or Twitter is unlucky, they don’t manage to fix this bug, we can try out all bugs.
I wonder if this is legal in the first place to post harmful information about a website, in this case Twitter. What they actually can do is tell the world how to get Twitter crashed or how to really annoy the developers. I know that, being a developer, it is handy to have some good testers, but the difference with a tester is that it stays confidential information. Besides some attention, Aviv Raff will not get much out of this and in that case it might be better to cooperate with Twitter and get some recognition from them.
In 2006 there was a ‘Month of the Browser Bugs’ with the same intensions but on a browser level and it seemed to be a ratter big success.
The question is: Will Twitter survive those 31 days and if they can stay one of the leading websites on the level of networking?
If there are real security issues and problems in the core of the system, I guess those bugs won’t be fixed in 24 hours. I’m not the only one thinking this, as there are on the other blogs and news sites a lot of people sharing my opinion. What do you think of this issue? Feel free to comment on this post!
Besides those thoughts it will be very pleasant for us to follow all issues and see how this case evolves…