Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco
I don't mind admitting that I can't figure out why anyone would bother hacking Twitter. Can you explain to me why this is might be important?
If it was indeed China then it's probably so they could spy on their own people. China blocked twitter years ago. China has popular micro-blogging services like Sina Weibo. If you're circumventing their firewall in order to communicate over twitter they surely want to know why.
There's really only two reasons to do that. The largest percentage are going to be tech savvy people who just want to follow or interact with foreigners. Maybe you're a big soccer fan and want to follow Lionel Messi, etc.
The others are purposefully looking to communicate without the government being able to monitor them. Political dissidents, people trading in state secrets, tibetan supporters