MyCancellation.com – the Twitter Suspension saga continues

Posted the other night  — about the new website MyCancellation.com. Twitter cancelled the @mycancellation account shortly after it was launch, and… they’ve done it again! Since we haven’t abused any of Twitter’s (seemingly quite subjective) standards, either someone at Twitter objects to the real cost of these “liked insurance I wanted to keep” cancellations being given a human face. Or there is an organized campaign by Obamacare-reality-deniers to spam Twitter with false claims of abuse. Either way, keep those photos coming!

  1. Douglas LeBlanc

    Your website idea is inspired. As for Twitter, perhaps launching an account called Transitioned or Bad-Appled (inspired by this NRO roundup) would add a layer of transgressive humor that escapes the left’s imagination.

  2. Tim H.

    I hate this game of activists “reporting” tweets they don’t like. Not obscene, not immoral, not violent…it’s just that they disagree with the politics. They play this game on YouTube, on Facebook, and now on Twitter. It’s intolerant—heck, it’s the internet equivalent of the scorched-Earth strategy—and it goes against the culture of a healthy democracy.

    One little idea nags at me right now: MyCancellation’s Twitter feed can’t really be angering many liberals to this extent, can it? To the point that large numbers of them hit the “report” button independently of each other? It has to be organized. I just kind of wonder if the ones doing the organizing are tied in to the Democratic Party, officially.

  3. Nick Stuart

    I unfollowed @MyCancellation because too many tweets. Two or three a day would be more than adequate. Pick the most egregious. Point people to the website. 

  4. Steven Jones
    Nick Stuart: I unfollowed @MyCancellation because too many tweets. Two or three a day would be more than adequate. Pick the most egregious. Point people to the website.  · 12 minutes ago

    I disagree. If you’re following ~200 people, all actively tweeting, two or three tweets per day will be lost in the flow. 30 tweets per day may be too many.

  5. Steven Jones
    Tim H.: I hate this game of activists “reporting” tweets they don’t like. Not obscene, not immoral, not violent…it’s just that they disagree with the politics. They play this game on YouTube, on Facebook, and now on Twitter. It’s intolerant—heck, it’s the internet equivalent of the scorched-Earth strategy—and it goes against the culture of a healthy democracy.

    One little idea nags at me right now: MyCancellation’s Twitter feed can’t really be angering many liberals to this extent, can it? To the point that large numbers of them hit the “report” button independently of each other? It has to be organized. I just kind of wonder if the ones doing the organizing are tied in to the Democratic Party, officially. · 3 hours ago

    There seem to be some activists who manage dozens of accounts for the sole purpose of getting people suspended. This sort of abuse has been ongoing for over a year, maybe longer.

  6. Butters
    Nick Stuart: I unfollowed @MyCancellation because too many tweets. Two or three a day would be more than adequate. Pick the most egregious. Point people to the website.  · 12 minutes ago

    Agree with Nick, those new to Twitter often don’t grasp that a steady stream of “I love MyCancellation.com!” retweets quickly fill up my feed and becomes a nuisance.

    As an example, don’t need a spamming of retweets telling me to follow @MyCancellation , because anyone who reads that retweet is already following @MyCancellation

    Tweeting out a half dozen interesting cancellation posts per day (like this tweet)  is what I would do. 

     What you really want is accounts that already have lots of followers (or influential followers) directing their followers to MyCancellation.com

  7. J.Maestro
    Steven Jones

    Tim H.: …

    One little idea nags at me right now: MyCancellation’s Twitter feed can’t really be angering many liberals to this extent, can it? To the point that large numbers of them hit the “report” button independently of each other? It has to be organized. I just kind of wonder if the ones doing the organizing are tied in to the Democratic Party, officially. · 3 hours ago

    There seem to be some activists who manage dozens of accounts for the sole purpose of getting people suspended. This sort of abuse has been ongoing for over a year, maybe longer. · 18 minutes ago

    It’s one of the ways Democrats play the crowds: they very much want (need) for people to feel alone in their misgivings. The whole pretense of a “conventional wisdom” is that disagreement is rare and abnormal.

    So it’s not just Twitter, but even network “news” shows get instant pushback for disclosing too much. Remember the huge crowds at the early Tea Party rallies? Ever wonder why the Democrats were so adamant about getting those people declared racist?

    Allowing dissenters to even find each other, much less organize, is disaster for them.

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