Well, the twenty-third of March came and went, and Twitter’s new policy on automated tweets across multiple accounts is on.
Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word inefficient and it reminded me to post something to say a little what that did.
I take it Twitter’s idea is to reduce the amount of “noise” on it, which I understand to mean useless tweets, tweets that aren’t good information, or that redundantly reproduce what’s already being stated in tons of other places.
The change in policy Friday challenges Twitter users with multiple accounts to stop automating identical tweets across accounts, which can have the effect of trying to get a hashtag trending and thus visible, or otherwise convince people that a user of multiple accounts is relevant enough they should be followed, “liked,” retweeted, etc.
You can read specifics of the change in policy Friday here: http://skepticreview.com/2018/02/22/twitter-rules-automation-multiple-accounts-must-compliance-march-23rd/
I only have one Twitter account and have no nefarious intentions to underhandedly capitalize on the troubled social media platform or otherwise take advantage of a good thing: Twitter › @findingenvirons
The shift on Twitter was subtle–I only spent a half hour on Twitter Friday, not long enough to see much more than a tiny glimpse of what should be a reduction in “social media noise” as accounts by multiple users become more subtle.
The world was changing rapidly anyway, with the gun control march in Washington, D.C. coming Saturday and that monopolizing a good deal of the conversation on Twitter this weekend. Naturally, I feel that the march is vitally important given what happens from time to time when a loner takes it in his head to do something terrible.
It’s well known that the biggest reason to be on Twitter is more than likely to be in touch with important events happening around the world. The idea that “noise” on Twitter needs to calm down is a bit counterproductive, as a lot is possible with Twitter, as people wanting lead generation have proven is possible, getting customers from the masses spread across the Twitter platform.
I just wanted to leave this note as I thought it might be useful information that the automation policy went into effect Friday.
Any comment is welcome.