Many journalists and tourists in Sochi, Russia, for the winter Olympics have arrived to less-than-satisfactory conditions.
It only took hackers a few minutes and 12 words.
The stock market plummeted $134 billion and the world did a double-take.
Two days later and Twitter is reportedly making major security changes.
According to Wired, Twitter is testing a new two-step verification process that they'll soon roll out to users.
Users will now be asked to provide a second piece of information to verify their identity, as opposed to just a password.
The hack also prompted a New York based web developer to create ismytwitterpasswordsecure.com . The site looks similar to Twitter's login page and says "In order to help everyone out a little we've created an algorithm that will examine your password and tell you if it's secure."
But when users attempt to enter their info they are bombarded with a surprise.
The site warns "No no no no no no no no don't be an idiot!" in bold font on a bright red background. "Don't ever type your password on a site that isn't Twitter.com. Same goes for Facebook and Linked In."
It's a good, albeit brash reminder.
Some school officials try to prevent students from tweeting in class. But others are embracing social media as a learning tool, saying sites like Twitter can expand discussions beyond a classroom's four walls.
A nonprofit political advocacy group which emanated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name.
Former National Security Agency chief Michael V. Hayden learned a lesson about eavesdropping aboard an Amtrak train to Newark: Don't talk on the phone where people can hear you.
It's a sign of the times. The word "tweet" is now in the Oxford English Dictionary.
It only took hackers a few minutes and 12 words. The stock market plummeted $134 billion and the world did a double-take.
Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.
While Danita Harris wasn't always open to the concepts of Facebook and Twitter, she nows sees the benefits with a group of like-minded women.
More and more, people are venting their frustrations on Facebook and Twitter for the world to see.
The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack that led to a firestorm online.