Never a dull moment around here… Yesterday I started getting a barrage of tweets from Joe Rogan fans.
Some very strange stuff:
Now I have met Joe Rogan 3 times. Once randomly in Las Vegas at the Palms and 2 times at UFC events.
Not that he would remember me at all… or know what ShoeMoney (my company and brand) means.
I am actually a huge Joe Rogan fan. Really nice guy in person. Listen to his podcasts a lot.
I also love the fact that he is brave enough to always be himself and open about his drug use and theories on stuff… which are pretty out there.
Anyway all the weird tweets made more sense after seeing this:
Ouch… *I* hacked him and my site at ShoeMoney.com is a scam? Really dude?
Now I have a lot of haters out there… I am sure Joe does also. When you reach enough people its kind of the law of averages. Whatever. Kind of stings a little bit when its someone you are a huge fan of.
Here is what really happened. I am using a 3rd party called Twitthis to run a twitter contest. Twitthis is by far the best platform to run contests (I get about 600 to 1000 followers a day when we run contests) on and it allows users to opt into entering contests after they tweet a page they are on. Twitthis has run contests for years for large companies like Dell, Intel, Chic-fil-a, BuddyTV and many other pretty large companies. They are legit.
When Joe (or whoever runs his account) decided to tweet about a page usingT they also opted in to entering my contest.
I have obtained the information from Twitthis that contains the ip address of the person who authorized Twitthis to enter him into the contest and some other identifying information. If he does not remember using Twitthis then maybe someone did hack his account. If Joe would like I am happy to supply him with a name.
Seriously if I could hack Joe Rogan’s account I could think of a bazillion things to do other then enter him to win the iPad I am giving away…
Publicly you can see right here when he used twitthis and must have opted into the contest.
Again though it could be some monkey he has running his account like a lot of celebrities do.
Anyway, Joe if you are reading, I highly recommend reading this post I wrote a while back titled how I hacked your Facebook account.
Also if you ever want any tips on getting more website traffic to your blog let me know. This scam site is crushing your blog =P.