Twitter is introducing a new policy at the end of this week that users with more than one account on Twitter won’t be permitted to tweet the same thing across their different platforms. The reason someone on Twitter might think of the same tweet on more than one account is to leave more impressions, in order to make out like a bandit with increased lead generation.
I only have one account—https://twitter.com/findingenvirons–but I do have a strategy in place where I automate trending webpages in order to keep the account continually tweeting without requiring too much of my time to get the tweets on Twitter.
Now that this policy change at Twitter is fast approaching, I am going to change my strategy, so that I shall be safely within the “safety zone” of the change in policy. I will keep automating tweets, but on fewer days overall.
Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word identical, and I think of this change in Twitter policy that’s very close to being here, and how it doesn’t permit identical tweets to be posted on several different Twitter accounts, which I never thought much about doing at all, anyway. I feel the change could be good. For me, Twitter is a hobby, and I use it for the same kind of reasons that other people who are likeminded to me use it similarly (read possibly identically :)).
Third Door Media’s Amy Gesenhues wrote about the change in policy on March 16, 2018, and you find her assessment of the new policy here: How Twitter’s latest policy update to stop spam & malicious content is impacting brands
I am looking forward to getting a glimpse of how the new policy impacts the “noise” on Twitter, the tweets of all the users competing to be heard. I don’t spend a lot of time on social media, but Twitter is my favorite of the social media sites I am familiar with.