Four reasons why getting hacked could be good for Twitter


The revelation that hundreds of pages of confidential documents belonging to a highly popular private company have intentionally (or unintentionally) been made available to the public would ordinarily be seen as a total disaster. But perhaps the Twitter stolen documents incident, if anything, will prove to be a tremendous boon to the micro-blogging company that has dominated media coverage in the technology press over the last year.

In fact, I'd make the argument that the Twitter document hack could turn out to be the best thing that has happened to Twitter yet, in terms of pushing the company towards either an exit strategy that involves going public or being sold, or in helping the company become a profitable organization much faster. Here's the list.