Twitter now allows users to send pictures to each other in direct messages, and everyone agrees it's going to lead to a whole lot of nudes flying around.
Communication spans across many social networks and devices, on laptops, tablets and mobile phones, from Facebook, to Twitter, to Instagram, to Snapchat. Sometimes you only know someone over Twitter, or Facebook, or Snapchat, and that problem ("problem") is a lot worse for famous people, like politicians or athletes, who often receive salacious messages from people who want to sex their beautiful, flawless famous faces. If history has proven anything, it's that humans will always send naked pictures to people who find us attractive, which is why this new Twitter feature is probably a horrible, troublesome idea.
photo DMing: The Most Dangerous Game— Brian Feldman (@BAFeldman) December 10, 2013
Twitter allowing photos in DMs is going to lead to sooooo many athlete nude photo "leaks" tho.— Luis Paez-Pumar (@paezpumarL) December 10, 2013
i see a lot of babes faving and an empty DM inbox smdh— l b (@lil_mermaid) December 10, 2013
Photos in DMs are allowed now? Condolences, ladies, y'all finna have all types of pointy things in your inboxes.— David TossYerWallets (@CraigSJ) December 10, 2013
men on twitter: do not DM anyone pictures of your dick. please.— Lana Berry (@Lana) December 10, 2013
Always be careful with your dick and/or boob pictures, friends. Instead of sending nudes over Twitter, use direct messages to get someone's Snapchat info and take your naked picture exchanges over there.
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