Twitter’s Direct Message failures driving you crazy?
As many of you might of already noticed, Twitter is currently experiencing problems with their Direct Messages and have published the following message.
This has caused problems for Twitter users everywhere and of course our very own Audiense users. In true Twitter style a debate has sparked and Twitter themselves have apparently dismissed speculation that these errors are their way of trying to crack down on spammers, insisting that it is just a temporary technical issue caused by a bug.
Whichever it is, it’s a huge inconvenience for business users and we understand the importance of being able to communicate with your community, which of course includes being able to direct them to your website/ blog/ event sign up page etc. In order to help you guys improve communication with your community during this period we have created this post to outline a few tips of ways that you can alter your links to allow them to be sent.
Twitter’s attempt to crack down on spammers?
“At Twitter, we see spamming as a variety of different behaviours that range from insidious to annoying. Posting harmful links to phishing or malware sites, repeatedly posting duplicate tweets, and aggressively following and un-following accounts to attract attention are just a few examples of spam on Twitter.”