According to SocialOomph, Twitter is banning all recurring Tweets from Thursday October 15th, 2009, 00:00 AM CST. Here is a snippet of the communication from Twitter to SocialOomph:
Recurring Tweets are a violation no matter how they are done, including whether or not someone pays you to have a special privilege. We don’t want to see any duplicate tweets whatsoever- They pollute Twitter, and tools shouldn’t be given to enable people to break the rules. Spinnable text seems to just be a way to bypass the rules against duplicate updates and essentially provides the same problems.
I must say I am really happy to learn of this news. I have always felt that Twitter has simply lost its human touch and the earlier the owners take action the better for them. Twitter is simply full of automated tweets, most of which are pure spam and garbage. If everyone is automating their tweets, who then will read that of the other since we are all automating?
Twitter is meant to be a simple tool to keep in touch with your human friends from all over the world. However, if everything is now delegated to computers to be tweeting, then where is the human touch? I used to love twitter a lot. However, it got to a time when virtually every single tweet that I read was a scheduled tweet that I had seen over and over: mostly a bunch of text and some stupid url about how to make money or how someone gets a million followers a day or some other non-human marketing garbage.
At least with this action of banning recurring tweets, I am beginning to feel that Twitter has finally realized the need to bring back the human touch that the service used to enjoy before it was over taken by spammers and artificial ‘tweeterers’. I wonder if you use artificial tweets and why you would do that since you easily send a tweet from your phone at any time without having the need to be by a computer. Are you an artificial ‘tweeterer’