In another step against bulk tweeting, Twitter has apparently suspended a number of accounts (it's unclear, how many of them) for indulging in “Tweetdecking”, which means accounts simultaneously mass tweeting same tweets from multiple accounts. The development was first reported by BuzzFeed, which said that some accounts like @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue, Girl Code/@reiatabie, @commonwhitegiri, @teenagernotes, @finah, @holyfag, and @memeprovider got suspended over the weekend. Tweet Decking The practice is known as “tweetdecking,” because those involved, form secret Tweetdeck groups, which they call “decks.” Getting an invite to join a deck requires a follower count in the tens of thousands. Many people running campaigns for awareness say that the top trends on Twitter are now almost impossible to breach without an organized campaign by volunteers or recruits flooding the tag, because social media “services” can actually sell organized campaigns for visibility. “Tweetdecking” is now a thing! These trends can be nonsensical, meaningless and almost entirely populated with bots or those earning an income from posting content on Twitter. Buzzfeed News had reported that teenagers and people in their twenties are making thousands of dollars each month by selling retweets. To curb this, Twitter banned bulk tweeting recently. Developers are now prevented from using any system that simultaneously posts “identical or substantially similar” tweets from multiple accounts at once, or allows actions like favouriting, retweeting, and following across multiple accounts at once. Twitter will remove these options from its own TweetDeck app, and third-party developers have until March 23rd to comply. TweetDecking in India This Livemint report covered how…
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