Twitter Woes

Last Friday after I wrote my weekly post, I wanted to tweet about it as I do every week. However after I wrote the tweet, I couldn’t send it because I got the following message: “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.”

As you can imagine, I was very surprised and tried to fix the problem. I restarted my computer, changed my password, and try to contact twitter. I tweeted @twitter and @twittersupport. I got a response that said they would look into but that they don’t respond to individual reports. I also filled out a form from the Twitter support bot. Nothing has worked.

I just tried again and it still doesn’t work. I have also retold my problem to the Twitter support bot. I find it ironic that they are accusing me of being automated and they have a bot instead of a person to communicate with. I tried phone calling and  a message said they don’t deal with service issue on the phone. You have to do it online. That means there is no person to talk to even if you have a problem. I find that unbelievable.

I have always been a big fan of Twitter. I have liked using it for almost ten years. This issue has really colored how I am thinking about Twitter. When I contemplate how they let so many Russians post false tweets and now they won’t let me, an innocent person, tweet my own url it is very aggravating.

I can’t really see how this will get resolved. I can’t talk to anyone and I get the same canned message over and over from Twitter support.  It is so random that I started getting this message that I have to hope it will also randomly end.