So I use Twitter to share thoughts.I believe it can be a force for good. I invite people to read my stuff.
When I have followed more than what Twitter allows I get a message saying I have reached a limit. So then I stop.
About a week ago I started having my account locked.
Then I was utterly unable even to send a Tweet.
Now I am doing what I usually do when something is not working. Find another way. If not Twitter …
So unless something magical happens, this is a shaking of dust from my feet.
This email I sent to a friend tells the story.
After a day off I cannot even post a tweet.
“This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can’t complete this action right now. Please try again later”.
I have a friend who wrote me:
“This is Twitter’s new way to deal with people who
follow too many people at once” – your behaviour is triggering the
algorithm to think you’re a spam-bot. Argh!
So if this keeps up I will have to give up Twitter entirely.