Ya know, the Twitter advertising service. I got an email today with the following reason for my suspension, and I quote:
Our system has flagged your account @wahmaholic as in violation of clause 4 – Misuse and Fraud – the posting of tweets in an automated manner e.g. by aggregating one or more RSS feeds .
My first reaction was, of course, :wtf: . I was asked to reduce the number of automated tweets so that my account would be reinstated, otherwise it “will result in account termination and forfeiting of your earnings“. But then I remembered I have not earned a single cent from the site (contrary to their claims when I signed up), so there’s nothing to forfeit. And besides, I haven’t been on Twitter much these days and I would definitely not be removing my feeds publication because I also get blog traffic from there.
I did, however, deleted my account with RevTwt, another Twitter advertising service. I have long felt it was just filling my own timeline with useless trash, but I didn’t have the motivation to do it until today, when I saw my Facebook wall (where my tweets also gets published) was littered with ads. It looked horrible, so I decided that the few cents I earn from RevTwt is not enough reason for me to continue with it (or with any Twitter advertising service, for that matter). So today I said goodbye to that earning avenue for good.
I hope if you have them services you would remember to be active on Twitter so you wouldn’t get suspended (and eventually banned) from said sites. I also hope that what you’re earning from them is not virtually next-to-nothing like mine. 🙂