Those of you that follow us on Twitter probably noticed a change a week or so ago. Overnight, someone hacked into our account and began making serious changes. They took down our backgrounds, profile, information, summaries, and of course began spamming our audience.
Twitter saw what was happening and quickly shut down the account. And then we started the process of trying to retrieve access to our account.
One week later, I’m happy to report we have it back under control, are quickly making our way through all the changes necessary to get it back to our “normal”. And of course are starting to use it for legitimate means once again.
Over night, by having someone hack in and take over our Twitter account, we lost:
- Over 60,000 followers that we communicated with on a daily basis
- 5 years of hard work and growth
And of course that’s just the numbers. In addition, we lost the potential of building relationships with these followers, the potential sales loss as people migrate from Twitter to our blog, the traffic created by sending dozens of links out every single week, and of course the opportunity of gaining new prospects that may not have heard of us yet. [Read more…]