But Not to Automate Ad Nauseum

The twenty-third of March, 2018, came, and Twitter’s updated policy on automated tweets across multiple accounts was on.

For the WordPress Daily Prompt inefficient, it reminded me to post something to say a little what that did.

When I was in high school, a chemistry teacher made an observation that noise is a kind of pollution.

I take it, with the policy change regarding automated tweets, that Twitter’s idea was 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 tons of other places. Like this weekend’s “storm to end all storms,” the seventy-five or seventy-six centimeters of snow that overtook Newfoundland, Canada.

The change in policy the twenty-third of March two years ago challenged Twitter users with multiple accounts to stop automating identical tweets across accounts. That kind of practice can have the effect of trying to get a hashtag trending, and thus visible, or otherwise to 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: Twitter Rules for Automation & Multiple Accounts Must Be in Compliance by March 23rd

http://skepticreview.com/2018/02/22/twitter-rules-automation-multiple-accounts-must-compliance-march-23rd/

For example, outside information, such as weather alerts, that you automate, only belong on one of your Twitter accounts.

I only have one Twitter account and have no nefarious intentions to underhandedly capitalize on the social media platform or otherwise take advantage of a good thing:  Twitter › @findingenvirons

Photographer:
Jay Mantri

The shift on Twitter was subtle–I only spent a half hour on Twitter that day, 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 a gun control march in Washington, D.C. coming the next day and that news story monopolizing a good deal of the conversation on Twitter at the time.  I guess I felt that the walk was significant given what occurs every once in a while, something horrendous.

It’s outstanding that the most compelling motivation to be on Twitter is to be in contact with significant occasions occurring the world over.  The possibility that clamor on Twitter needs to quiet down is somewhat counterproductive, as a great deal is conceivable, as individuals have demonstrated, getting clients spread over the Twitter stage.

I simply needed to leave this note as I suspected it may be helpful that the arrangement became effective the twenty-third of March, 2018.

Any remark is welcome.

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