Protected Tweets* or Restricting Your Life
I've been on Twitter since May 2009. I've made a lots of mistakes.
Early on I had 40 accounts and 110,000 followers. But at the time, I was using
software that would post the same messages at random over a period of time
to all the accounts. The software was very professional and worked very well.
Problem was that Twitter thought I was breaking the rules of posting the same
message repetitively or something. Based on the rules as I understood them, I
was not spamming. They disagreed and shut down all my accounts.
After extensive communication and having “learned my lesson,” they gave me
back a single account with just under 8000 of my followers still intact! This
was October 2009.
A few months ago, they shut me down again. It was a shocker! I was not
breaking any rules I'm aware of.
Very important see related article: Suspended, Now What?
First I was given the reason of aggressive following and unfollowing. However
I don't think I was and argued the point that the rules are not specific. They are
I was given another reason posting perhaps being done by others to my
account. As best as I know that WAS NOT happening. So after about 10 days
of me repeating my question, they reactivated my account.
All that is to say I love Twitter and want to see people grow a large following
fast. The more communication across this planet, the better we get along!
Communication and Life-
Life, mankind or humanity specifically, needs to be cause, to make things
happen, to conquer the physical universe. To do this efficiently, we need to
As I've written may times, “Life survives best when aiding life in the game of
Communication is vital to all relationships. Communication is vital in obtaining
Should you fail to communicate with your family or employment, you will soon
lose that area of life.
War comes about when there are breakdowns in communication. I'll venture
an opinion that the communication breakdowns on national levels are
intentionally done and that all wars for profit!
So the nations dies a little. Mankind dies a little more each time. Life suffers
due to lack of communication.
When an individual dies, they cease to communicate along normal channels.
The dead do not communicate. Only life communicates, ever!
People who are a bit insane, low toned emotionally, are actually pushing for
death of themselves and everyone else too.
They want to wreck the communication lines between people, between
nations. They often see the financial or some type power as a gain for
themselves. Again, they are insane to the degree they stop communication.
See my plan: New Civilization.
I'll venture another opinion (it is a true statement but you must see it for
yourself so I'm asserting it as an opinion). A person is as sane as he is able to
communicates. To qualify as communication, it must be reasonable. War is
never reasonable or sane nor are the makers of war, the war mongers, the
bankers etc. See related article Conflicts on Earth.
Twitter aids people in communicating broadly. Twitter is very pro-survival for
mankind (even if they have vague rules and failed to adequately communicate
Anything that restricts communication is counter to survival, non-survival. All
“national security” we have simply restricts our ability to communication. All
travel results in communication of various types and is therefore generally a
pro-survival activity. Our “security” inhibits travel, inhibits communication and
fosters misunderstandings and ultimately war, my opinion of course!
Protection of Tweets-
Protecting Tweets slows your ability to gain followers. People do not have as
much data to decide if they want to follow you are not and will often simply not
request to follow you.
It is my opinion that people protect their tweets out of fear. But what is to fear
from someone reading your 140 character tweets? Unless you are posting
personal data, I assert/state, there is NOTHING to fear.
Everyone once in a while, I get a character on my lines, a follower or
sometimes not, what is low toned and a bit insane. They attack me
overtly/openly or covertly (under cover, to coward to do it in the open).
If I am certain they intentionally are attacking, I block without response. Why
respond to the insane, the evil (insanity=evil)? See related article Who Has
the Right to INSULT You?
If I am a bit uncertain, I send a communication to clarify. I do so politely or that
is my intention.
Very often, with some clarification, I am happy with the person and leave the
communication line open. If there's ANY question remaining in my universe, I
add to a watch list.
If I again get a communication that is questionable, I block!
I do not believe protecting your Tweets provides any security at all.
This is especially true if you have other social network accounts. Protecting
your tweets doesn't hide MySpace or Facebook accounts though those can be
restricted also. But again, if you're worried about people reading about you,
seeing your pictures, why use social sites?
The data in on the Internet, it can be obtained by government and criminals.
My point is I refuse to allow the insane cowards to cause a restriction on my
ability to gain new followers and to have my material ReTweeted easily.
Protecting my Tweets would be a restriction on my ability to gain new
followers and to have my materials ReTweeted easily.
Protecting my Tweets would be a restriction on my ability to communicate and
no my ability to be alive.
I really don't care who reads my tweets. Perhaps I can make a positive change
in their life. Even the insane and criminals can get better.
I do care about the tweets I read. So I don't intentionally follow criminals,
perverts, psychs, hypnotists, or drug pushers or others of similar non-survival
activities and viewpoints. If I find I am following due to my software, I will
continue until they prove themselves destructive. Again even these people can
get better. Related article You Are Right.
I block offensive people without hesitation usually without any reply. I do not
have to tolerate them nor their abusive communication. They seek to create
upset. See related articles "Instigators" and "Who Has the Right to INSULT
They are cowards and hide under anonymity on Twitter and other sites. False
names, false pictures. Why else do they deceive?
I'm not saying every picture has to look just like you but it should not be
Anonymity comes from being afraid, fear. Is this fear reasonable or not, is not
They are afraid of the consequences of being known. Normally there is no
good reason for this. If they don't want to be heard or seen, they should stay
off of social sites.
Social implies society, people living together, cooperating, communicating.
The very action of creating a social network account invites view and
The anonymous are insane to the degree they seek to deceive or create
upsets. Insanity is not black or white. It has many shade of gray. You have to
decide who your friends are! I block "anonymous" people, ugly profile pictures
etc! It's my opinion "anonymous" people are "Instigators." See related articles
"Instigators" and "Who Has the Right to INSULT You?"
Stalkers are basically the same as an anonymous. Their purposes are insane.
If you've had the displeasure of being a victim, stop.
Not everyone is going to stalk you.
Any half way intelligent stalker can find you anyway. The saving grace is they
are usually too insane to do anything completely or correctly.
And again, your ability to communicate is directly proportional to your ability to
live, to survive.
See somewhat related article Assistance or Help.
Survive and Create!
Don't let the cowardly insane suppress you into not communicating and down
Out create them! Communicate more than ever before. Just don't
communicate with them. On Twitter block the people you don't wish to
communicate with. In life, block them one way or the other.
Should you be an artists, and you are, create your art with more speed, more
flare, than ever before!
The insane really can't stand a lot of activity, a lot of communication. By really
being alive and communicating, you are winning.
Only the dead are totally safe from attack. If you're living, live and deal with the
insane as you must.
If you have a special situation and want assistance, contact me. Openly via
Twitter or more privately via my website.
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©2010-2012 by Carl Watts/CarlWattsArtist.com 11/08/10 edited 8/10/11, 092312 020913