My account is no longer suspended. But in dealing with Twitter, I came to understand it was the way I did my Follow Fridays. According to Twitter, it was a TOS violation due to “posting multiple unrelated updates to a trending or popular topic.”
Here’s the e-mail stating restoration:
delbius, May-30 12:26 pm (PDT):
Your account was suspended for posting multiple unrelated updates to a trending or popular topic, which is a violation of the Twitter Rules. You can find the more information about Trending Topics here:
I have now unsuspended your account. Repeat violations may result in permanent suspension.
The Twitter Rules: http://support.twitter.com/entries/18311
Their robots discovered my “unlawful” tweets and suspended my account. It twitter took actual time to look through my stream, there would be no argument and my account wouldn’t be suspended.
But if you say curse words, trash other people, or actually send SPAM, that’s OK. As long as you “follow the rules.”
So without delay, my account has been restored and I can now post the who, what, where, when, why, & how.
Fret no further. I’m still here, but ….
My account @pabloconrad has been suspended. I have no reason why.
And in an apparent violation of their own policy, Twitter failed to send me a notice of suspension.
There’s has been no indication as to why. My first thought reading through their TOS is the way I do my Follow Fridays.
If it’s that, I’ll be angry, very angry. But what can one do besides kiss their ass and play by their game.
Here’s an example of how I do my Follow Fridays:
The traditional, and lame, way of doing these is to simply write #FF and the the usernames. That’s fine and dandy, but, it’s very boring and uninfromative. Example:
#FF @pabloconrad @skyfirephoto @lazybeard @cornforthimages @pwcarey @heidirae22 @caringhands
At least my way you have a who, why, and a link to their website. Not everyone wants to follow photojournalist, or even photographers.
Hopefully, Twitter sends me an e-mail explaining.
The bad thing is, you can have someone complain about you one time and get suspended.
This to me is very unproductive.
Well, for now, I have nothing to distract me so maybe I can get caught up on my blog and promotion packs I’m mailing to editors.
Thanks for stopping by and reading.