How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username by Naoki Hiroshima(medium.com)

5 years ago from Joshua Hynes, Senior Product Designer at Dialpad; formerly Stack Overflow

  • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, 5 years ago

    The scary thing is the extorter seems to be doing this all just because he can. Despite @N being valued $50,000 (which holy moly why didn't you take that), the handle doesn't have monetary value now. Maybe he was planning on selling it, but I'm sure he realised after one post like this he could never find a buyer for a stolen handle.

    Maybe he just wanted it to brag, still a pretty weak reason.

    It is scary that there are people on the internet who will screw you over just because they can.

    2 points
    • Karl DanningerKarl Danninger, 5 years ago

      Maybe he just wanted it to brag, still a pretty weak reason.

      I think it makes for a compelling headline, that's all. I don't think Naoki's intention was ever to sell his username

      0 points