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New York Comic Con Sending Tweets From Attendees Accounts

NYCC Tweet

Once the doors were opened to this year's New York Comic Con, some industry professionals and fans a-like started to see some rather unusual activity on their twitter accounts.

Tweets like "So much pop culture to digest! Can't. handle. the. awesome. #NYCC" and "So much to see, so much to do! #NYCC 2013 I love you!" were being posted out on a handful (about 500) of attendees Twitter accounts. 

NYCC


Apparently, the attendees of the convention authorised access to their Twitter accounts when they activated their RFID-enabled convention badges.

If you are one of the few whose Twitter account has now become a promotional point for New York Comic Con, you can remove it by going onto your Twitter account through a web browser, heading into the settings, click into apps and revoke the NYCC app's authorisation.

Kaostic | 11th October, 2013
Ewok's picture
I wonder how deep this was buried in the terms & conditions when people bought their tockets?

It's a fact of human psychology that people don't read T&Cs. Am I really going to spend 30 minutes reading though 15 pages of terms every time I update iTunes, for example. Clearly even the company realise I'm not, which is why the 'accept' button on the first page.

If scientific study shows we won't read these things if we don't have to, and companies give us the option to skip them, surely their legality must be shaky at best?
Kaostic's picture
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Originally Posted by Ewok View Post
when people bought their tockets
"Tocket - a pocket on a shirt that is directly on a girl's chest."

But seriously, it's like when you install a program and they try to install additional software because they've moved the Accept button to where the OK button is. People flick through an install window: OK, Next, OK, Accept, OK, Accept, Finish.

Now they have spyware.
Maggy's picture
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Originally Posted by Kaostic View Post
"Tocket - a pocket on a shirt that is directly on a girl's chest."

But seriously, it's like when you install a program and they try to install additional software because they've moved the Accept button to where the OK button is. People flick through an install window: OK, Next, OK, Accept, OK, Accept, Finish.

Now they have spyware.
oh you silly windows users..



(flame war go!)
Cronos's picture
So they connected their Twitter accounts to their badges when registering it? They're fucking retarded if that's the case.
Kaostic's picture
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So they connected their Twitter accounts to their badges when registering it? They're fucking retarded if that's the case.
I'm not sure what they did. I presume, upon registering, they added their twitter account to their Comic Con account, or something.
Ewok's picture
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"Tocket - a pocket on a shirt that is directly on a girl's chest."
Is that really what 'tocket' means? Facinating.

What does 'patronisong dockhead' mean then?
Kaostic's picture
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What does 'patronisong dockhead' mean then?
The person that manages the dockhands?
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The person that manages the dockhands?
You're not putting your hands anywhere near my dock!

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