Automation, Articles, and Twitter TOS Question

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

  1. Nugget16

    Nugget16 Registered Member

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    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

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    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

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    Smartest way to do it for sure. 1 every 30 is going to cause many a problem.