Sometime between joining Twitter and sending his first tweet, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden forgot to check his notification settings. If he did, he might've noticed that by default Twitter sends email notifications for pretty much every social interaction.
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
For context, since joining Twitter roughly 27 hours ago, @Snowden has amassed over 1.19 million followers. His first tweet alone has so far been favorited 110,000 and retweeted 120,000 times. He accepts DMs from anyone, and has yet to respond to mine. He's only used two hashtags, neither of which have ever been featured on @midnight. He only follows one Twitter account, and it's probably not yours.