• QUOTE–> I caught this tweet by Terence Eden about using Twitter image alt-text to “PGP sign” tweet and my mind immediately went to “how can I abuse this for covert communications, malicious command-and-control, and embedding R code in tweets?”.

    When you paste or upload an image to tweet (web interface, at least) you have an opportunity to add “alt” text which is — in theory — supposed to help communicate the content of the image to folks using assistive technology. Terence figured out the alt-text limit on Twitter is large (~1K) which is plenty of room for useful R code <– END QUOTE <— Read the whole thing: @hrbrmstr: Attach Your R Code To Charts You Tweet For Reproducible R Tweets!

  • Cool stuff until Twitter shuts this down :-)

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