That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, I have returned – with caution.
After my account was suspended for “unknown reasons,” I almost gave up on the idea of ever returning to the Twitter world. I’m not going to lie, I missed Twitter a lot and I was even considering opening a new account (if they’d take my real name). But tonight, I got five tweets in a row to my phone and I knew my fate had finally been decided. It took them about a week and a half but I’m back and it feels good.
It turns out retweeting spam (even without the intention to spam, yourself) isn’t a good thing on Twitter. Here’s the message I got from Artie, the real person behind Twitter Support:
Your account was suspended for retweeting an update posted by a spam account. We have automated methods to find and remove bulk, automated spam accounts from Twitter and unfortunately we do sometimes suspend users by mistake.
I have unsuspended your account, but please be careful what you tweet or retweet. Please note that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal.
So there you have. All I have to say is fair warning, keep it safe and keep tweeting.