I’ve been on twitter for about a year, following news feeds, adding commentary here and there, and slowly building my (like-minded) follower base.
Last night, after responding in an innocuous way to an innocuous tweet, my account suddenly was frozen. A warning box popped up and told me I was a bot. Say what?
I attempted to contact twitter support but was unable to send a message because, you guessed it, my account was frozen. I had to log out of twitter in order for the message to go through. Within the hour, I received an automated response:
So I changed my password three times and my account was still frozen. I deactivated my account and reactivated it–still frozen. (The deactivation did manage, however, to delete all of my followers.)
I sent Twitter Support a snot-o-gram and told them what I thought about their customer service–which is, incidentally, non-existent.
To commemorate the occasion of my banishment I changed my twitter photo to outer space and my personal pic to an inukshuk. An inukshuk is a stone structure build by the Inuit of the Canadian North. They are built on shorelines as navigational guides for other travellers.
I’m hoping the fools who developed the algorithms which froze me out find their way–and my followers.