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James Cunningham

What Is the Deal with Twifficiency? [Twitter]

For the past eleven hours, "My Twifficiency score" has been one of the top trending topics on Twitter -- although many of the people who made it popular didn't know what they were doing. Basically, Twifficiency is a service that claims to "calculates your twitter efficiency based upon your twitter activity." In order to do this, it requires oAuth authentication to get into your data. However -- and here's the part that's pissed many people off today -- once you authorize Twifficiency to rummage through your Tweets, it takes the liberty of Tweeting out "My Twifficiency score is __%. Whats yours?" with a link to the Twifficiency website, whether you want it to or not.

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