My Twitter account has been released from its ban. I’ve been encouraged by colleagues and friends to reconsider deleting my account, and I am taking some time to consider it.
I went into detail yesterday about why this ban was so disappointing. No notification. No explanation (until well after the fact). And then, as it turns out, it’s because I was sharing too much information from others with regards to Superstorm Sandy.
One time. One night out of nearly 1,500 that I’ve been active. And it was relevant information, too! Not a get rich scheme, or how to attract more followers, or random literary quotes.
That’s what makes me upset about this. What are the rules? There aren’t any; it’s completely arbitrary.
For now, while I consider this more, I guess I’ll leave the account up. Some good arguments have been made for keeping it active. Perhaps I’ll post less there for the short term. I’ll certainly be limiting the scope of my tweets from now on, and probably tweeting less so as not to break any more rules.
I’ll be expanding my work to other sites, such as Google + and Facebook, as I mentioned yesterday.
I do thank everyone for their input on this. I’ve been given cause to reconsider, which is a big compliment.