What do you all think of sites like Twitter??

  • richboy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I use twitter just to build business relationships

I just happened to log in yesterday, 1/30/2009,
and came across the following message on the
account:

"This account is currently suspended and is being investigated
due to strange activity.
If we have suspended your account mistakenly, please let us know.
See Suspended Accounts for more information."

I sent an email to "suspended@twitter.com" and have not received a reply.

I question if this is an abuse of power.

I also question if this is outright contempt for the customer
by displaying what seems to be nasty and despicable behavior.

It looks like someone taking the advantage to try and
aggravate the customer as much as possible by leaving them in a catch 22;
they have not responded to any email and I question if they ever will.

The customer can't change the username (which is first and last name)
on the account while the account is in suspended status.

The customer can delete the account but they will suffer because
they can't use the original username again once it is deleted -
the customer has to change the username before it is deleted if they
want to use that same username again; however, as explained
above, they can't change the username if the account is suspended.

The customer suffers when people look for their name
on twitter and see that account account has been suspended; the
customer also loses out on people following them.

Do you think this is bad SEO practice or legitimate?

Anyone have any similar experiences?

Any suggestions?
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I wouldn't waste my time with any of those sites. That includes myspace, linkedin, facebook and any of the others.

If you still want to contact them, here's the address and phone # and email contact info.
Administrative Contact:
Williams, Evan ev@obvious.com
Twitter, Inc.
164 South Park
San Francisco, California 94107
United States
4158962008 Fax --
  • spork
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What kinds of things were you posting prior to being suspended?
  • richboy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I gave away a craigslist ebook for free - that's about it.

I sent an email to del@twitter.com

The response:

"Your account was suspended due to aggressive following. You followed a large number of people in a short time period and as a result your account was flagged as spam and suspended."

Account suspended for adding people?

Something smells fishy here.

I replied - "What can be done to reverse this?"
I have not received a reply.
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Why didn't you use the contact information I provided? That guy is the administrator.

Administrative Contact:
Williams, Evan ev@obvious.com
Twitter, Inc.
164 South Park
San Francisco, California 94107
United States
4158962008 Fax --
  • Don2007
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think I found his home address and phone #. Try those if he doesn't answer the others.

Administrative Contact:
Williams, Evan evhead@gmail.com
3281b 21st Street
San Francisco, California 94110
United States
4152854255 Fax --
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Quote:
"Your account was suspended due to aggressive following. You followed a large number of people in a short time period and as a result your account was flagged as spam and suspended."

Account suspended for adding people?


Makes perfect sense to me.

Go to any marketing forum/blog/etc on the Internet that talks about Twitter and what do you see ? Numerous marketers looking for scripts to mass-follow on Twitter, and talking about how to abuse Twitter as a marketing tool.

The situation is like crying foul when a security guard throws you out of a gated community for knocking on everyones door to sell them something after walking right past a "No Solicitors" sign.
  • mit
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Your account is suspended. Try to make new one or just forget about it.
  • webdev08
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If i were you, forget about twitter. I have read in different forums complaining same instance as yours. There are lots of social networking sites to join in..it's just a waste of time if you'll concentrate on your twitter account. Getting a lot of followers means getting great traffic too both on your websites. Try to retrieve your followers on other networking site...you just loose your twitter account but not your followers..but twitter lost another good account and that is Yours!
  • Jenie0109
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Just follow people in moderation. Twitter anticipates spamming.

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