Previously: THE RUSSIANS STOLE MY TWITTER ACCOUNT!!!
Well, Merry Effin’ Christmas, everyone. While you’re all opening your gifts, going to church, singing carols, drinking eggnog, or whatever it is y’all do, I’m still fuming over my locked account. Twitter still hasn’t unsuspended me. This really sucks because I can only imagine all of the people that I followed, if they’re inclined to follow me back, they’ll try to and be greeted by the “this user has been suspended” message. So they’ll think my new account is a SPAM account. Meanwhile, my original account is still active, and whomever hacked it has continued to post random tweets in Russian, and there’s nothing I can do about that.
The more I think about the way Twitter has handled this, the more pissed off I get. First, how easy was it for the filthy commies to steal my account? They didn’t hack my email, as far as I can tell, so I don’t know they got into my Twitter account. But when they did, why was it so easy for them to change the email address attached to the account, so that I would be unable to get back in? There should be a couple of steps you’d have to go through to change your email, to make sure it is correct. Like if you try to enter a new email address, a message should go to your current email first, asking you to verify the change. If that had happened I could have stopped it, but it didn’t.
Then there’s also the circumstances regarding the suspension of my new account. Shouldn’t I have gotten a warning first? I remember when I first signed up to Facebook I started looking up people and sending friend requests to them, and at one point I got a message from Facebook saying something like “slow down, you’re sending too many friend requests. If you continue you may be temporarily blocked from sending any further requests.” If Twitter that I was following too many people too quickly, then why not warn me first? Instead it was just, BOOM! Your account is suspended. Just like that.
Not only is that unfair, but why the eff does Twitter give a damn how many people I’m following? Isn’t that the whole effin’ point of being on Twitter?!? Unless I was spamming any of those people with tweets or messages, then what’s the problem? They can all block me if they want to, so why is Twitter stepping in? It’s just stupid.
Stuff like this makes me wish I didn’t need Twitter, but it’s kinda essential to being on the web. When I check my blog stats, I tend to get more hits from Twitter than even Facebook. It’s especially effective when, for example, I post a review of some book, comic, movie, etc., and then I can link to it on Twitter and tag the people involved on Twitter, and they can retweet it. That enables it to reach more people. So, like it or not, it is useful But I hate the way their customer support staff operates.