1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Automation, Articles, and Twitter TOS Question

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Nugget16, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Nugget16

    Nugget16 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    19
    Occupation:
    Student, Writer
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    So I am looking at getting SocialOomph or a similar program to automate my tweets. I am using this twitter account legitimately and want to keep this white hat. I have over 400+ unique articles (I wrote them) and want to schedule it to rotate them regularly. I can increase my articles significantly over the next few weeks.

    To put it in perspective, 400 articles divided by 46 gives me 8 days of different tweets every 30 minutes. I've also heard that retweets get more views, which these technically would be. Should I mark them with a RT? My name?

    Is this even allowed by twitter? I know people who tweet every 2 minutes, but I am very skeptical that they'll be able to continue that successfully (they have less articles as well). I'm looking to get a large amount of fans on this account as well. Thirty minutes seems somewhat reasonable, but I am not sure.

    Does anyone know? Twitter's TOS page on automation rejects promoting sites where you earn even from adsense, but mashable is a prime example. In fact, a huge number of twitter users seem to legitimately get away with it. Twitter seems to only enforce its rules in specific situations.

    I'm having this problem lately with a lot of Terms of Service agreements. Websites and applications simply don't enforce their terms of service, and they are primarily used for things that violate the TOS. I don't know what to think, really.

    These articles don't promote products, generally. If they do, it's not a product I'm getting compensation for promoting. PPC.
     
  2. Sprouts

    Sprouts Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    324
    Woah, 1 every 30 minutes is too often. I recommend one every 1-2 hours. In fact I'm doing at 1 every 4 hours as I don't wanna fill up my followers twitterfeeds with links and then they'll just un-follow me and report me for spam.
     
  3. ghostpix777

    ghostpix777 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    26
    Smartest way to do it for sure. 1 every 30 is going to cause many a problem.