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How people end up at Twitter
I do communicate using e-mail. I like it. It's asynchronous and I can use the client I like -- be it fully blown Microsoft Outlook or console based mutt. But there is something nagging when using e-mail. You never know enough about the other side's reaction on your mail, especially if you don't know the other side at all and you make first contact using e-mail.
On handing direct links to other people
I have a web space. The one you are currently visiting. I also use it to hand out files to other people. Usually, I upload them to a directory with deactivated file listing and just hand over a link to that file. Unfortunately this practive leads to problems with people being unable to "use" the file.
Why you shouldn't talk about password policies
Visiting a BBQ, I recently enjoyed some interesting talk with some guy working for some government agency who was openly discussing their password policy (to be honest: he ranted about it). Of course this person wasn't one of their SEC folks, since even the best password policy shalt be treated as internal -- as it helps eliminating useless attempts in brute force password guessing. Notably.