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Globe Twitter Account Promoting Viagra?

Tweeting to your customers about restricted drugs without prescription is quite awkward specially if you have a few thousand followers.

Not sure what is wrong with Globe Twitter account Talk2Globe awhile ago. I read a random tweet about Viagra from the official Globe Twitter account and right after I\’ve read it I thought that their Twitter account got hacked or a malware infected their workstation. I don\’t know and I am not sure if this is the first time it happened. What I know is tweeting your customers about restricted drugs without prescription is quite awkward specially if you have a few thousand Twitter followers.

This happened on early Wednesday morning at 4:38AM so only a few people saw it. I tweeted Talk2Globe about the incident but I didn\’t receive any feedback. However, it seems that Talk2Globe is still in control of the account because they  are still actively tweeting to customers with meaningful response.  The offensive tweet was deleted almost immediately and is nowhere to be found on Talk2Globe\’s Twitter timeline anymore.

I know you are curious so here are the screenshots taken from 2 different computers:

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The 2 screenshots were not Photoshopped. If you are not convinced I am not kidding, someone else saw it. For real.

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I hope that companies and people active in social networking will be more proactive about security to prevent incidents like this. Now imagine if this happened on prime-time or peak hours. Many people might have read this unwanted tweet. Would you not be offended if Globe is selling you Viagra?

 

By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.