Users out there who still haven’t gotten their heads wrapped around the ecosystem of Twitter, don’t fret, you’ve got company. In a classic case of putting the hammer on your own foot, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto accidentally tweeted out a direct message.
One of the prime mistakes any Twitter novice makes is mistakenly tweeting out a direct message that he doesn’t want everyone to read. Noto, because of his goof up, has leaked out Twitter’s acquisition plans. However, the company can breathe a sigh of relief, as the tweet does not give out any intricate details.
Looks like Twitter’s CFO just had the first-ever M&A DM fail. pic.twitter.com/AuLxVOBJED
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) November 24, 2014
This DM catastrophe had found earlier, another victim in American politician Anthony Weiner. He had meant to send a lewd photo of himself via DM, but erroneously tweeted it out for the world to see. When he heard of Noto’s mishap, he tweeted jokingly advised him not to quit and that the storm shall soon pass off too.
@MattZeitlin don’t quit. It’ll blow over.
— Anthony Weiner (@anthonyweiner) November 24, 2014
When Buzzfeed, who first spotted this, asked Twitter about the details on the acquisition hint that Noto accidentally slipped out, the company chose to not comment on it.