For a company that's not making money, Twitter is being awfully picky about who it hires to come up with ideas for generating cash. The company accidentally published the email addresses of 186 rejects.

Some people say Twitter, which lets people post 140-character status updates to their friends and the rest of the Internet, is replacing email. That might explain why Twitter HR manager Krissy Bush confused the "cc:" and "bcc:" fields in her email client when she informed 186 hopefuls that they weren't a fit for the job of business product manager. How can she expected to deal with such an outdated communication mechanism? Here's the email header and body, with addresses obscured:

Subject: Business Product Manager Position at Twitter, Inc.


Thank you so much for taking the time to apply for the Business Product Manager position at Twitter, Inc. During the course of our recruiting efforts, we come across many fine candidates such as you, and we carefully evaluate each candidate's background and interests against our projected workloads and staffing needs. Although we are impressed with your background, the hiring committee has decided to move forward with a different candidate.

We will keep your information on file for six months in case future opportunities arise.


Krissy Bush | HR Manager | Twitter, Inc.

539 Bryant St. Suite 402, San Francisco, CA 94107 Fax: 415.896.XXXX
Mobile: 415.314.XXXX

The best part is the legal disclaimer which follows:

This email communication (and any attachments) are confidential and are intended only for the individual(s) or entity named above and others who have been specifically authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient, please do not read, copy, use or disclose the contents of this communication to others. Please notify the sender that you have received this email in error by replying to the email. Please then delete the email and any copies of it. This information may be subject to legal, professional or other privilege or may otherwise be protected by work product immunity or other legal rules.

The consolation to the Twitter rejects: At least they're not working at a company so incompetent that it exposes the emails of job applicants.