Social networking sites are popular for various reasons and sometimes one of the reason is that you find gems from time to time thanks to actions by some people.
This case lightened the mood of a pretty serious tweet that got an annex reaction from a typo, which made the case that Twitter should not give us editing tools yet.
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, tweeted this statement which was targeting the current US President, Donald Trump.
Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for https://t.co/8ZNrQ6X29a July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later. Out of control!Supervision please?
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 30, 2018
We have seen this before on Twitter: When you put a period between words on your tweet, Twitter recognizes it as a link. In Rudy Giuliani’s case, the G-20.ln is obviously a typo and it registers as a link. However, someone bought the G-20.in domain and set up a website which displayed this notice.
Well, that escalated quickly.
Of course people noticed this Easter egg of sorts and commended the action by the unnamed perpetrator.
That link is genius
— John Peterson (@antzona) December 4, 2018
Did you click on his accidental hyperlink? Someone registered it and it’s brilliant.
— The Fearless Blogger (@faryl) December 4, 2018
Respect to the owner of the domain
To the owner of that domain… pic.twitter.com/3eJlUpi3I4
— The 3 Scientists (@The3Scientists) December 4, 2018
People actually thought Rudy did it
Breaking: Rudy Giuliani sends secret message to Mueller in Tweet. Click the link in his tweet to see it.
— Now! Solar (@NOW1SOLAR) December 4, 2018
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND CLICK ON THE LINK
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING!!!
Click on the https://t.co/WuRquJPwdr in Rudy's tweet!!! Just do it!😂
— Monicat (@QueenBitchCat) December 4, 2018
This has to be one of the smartest trolls that I’ve seen so far on Twitter and we’ll have to see whether that Rudy tweet or the website will be deleted in the future.