Most of the social networks and online services send notifications. While some only send you “push notifications” via their mobile app, a lot of them also send you emails notifications for a wide range of things.
And over time Twitter seems to have cranked up the volume of notices it sends out..
If you forget to disable the notifications you can easily get swamped with emails..
But what if you’ve got over a million followers on Twitter and a lot of them are tweeting about you, to you and retweeting your every missive?
Edward Snowden apparently forgot to turn of the email notices from Twitter and got swamped with emails:
I forgot to turn off notifications. Twitter sent me an email for each: Follow Favorite Retweet DM 47 gigs of notifications. #lessonlearned
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 1, 2015