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Confessions of a Twitter Reject

stry_cat (558859) writes | about 5 years ago

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stry_cat (558859) writes "http://www2.richmond.com/content/2009/sep/03/confessions-twitter-reject/

Karri Peifer who says "I'm pretty sure I held the record for getting broken up with the most times in one year. It was the year I was 26 and I got dumped, on average, once every five weeks." continues her steak of being dumped. This time by Twitter.

"By 5 p.m. I had over 50 followers (and I followed them all right back). I'd tweeted 21 times. And when I logged off the day, I was smiling and contented by my new Twitter relationship. I couldn't wait for day two.

But a second chance with Twitter, it seemed, was not in the cards for me. At 9:58 p.m., less than seven hours after my first Twitter encounter, I was shut out. Suspended, in Twitterverse language. My account was taken offline, my followers removed, and a harsh warning label alerting me to the suspension was stamped over the account that only I could see."

As is often the case with faceless corportations, "Twitter responded with a canned, auto-reply, telling me it was all my fault; that, yes, I did something wrong. They even provided a list of things I likely did wrong. It was up to me to review the list and choose for myself. Then Twitter closed out my request and told me to be on my way. But I persisted. I didn't think I did anything wrong and, if I did, I was sorry. Could I have another chance? Twitter is thinking about it."

So she turned to her friends. They wanted to know if she cussed or used hostile language. Of course she didn't. The final consensus was " is that I talked too much. Or, rather, I talked back too much. For anyone who knows me, it's as likely as my cussing. Maybe even more so. But still, it was an innocent mistake.

When people tweeted me, I tweeted back. I thought I was supposed to. I thought it would be rude to ignore a tweet, especially when it was written expressly to me. But apparently that's wrong. I'm not supposed to @reply (write back) to people. At least not 20 times in two hours. That's what IM is for or DM (direct message). Or is DM like email? But then I thought Twitter was supposed to be a conversation, unlike Facebook, where you just post status updates. So if 20 @replies are too many, how many is just right? I still don't know and now I might never know. Twitter didn't even give me a chance. It just took one look at me, endured two hours of my nervous chatter, and kicked me to the curb."

So can anyone figure out why Karri was banned? Also she's in the market for a new social networking site, anyone have recommendations for her?"

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