My new Twitter account reminds me of a Spiderman action figure someone got me when I was a kid. I loved the toy so much that I went virtually everywhere with it. I loved it not just because it was a rare find at that time, but also because it was a replacement for another action figure that I had lost earlier on.
Unlike with the first action figure, I was very protective of this new one. I never allowed anyone to stare at it for too long, let alone touch it. I prized it just as much as Gollum prized the One Ring in the Lord of the Rings series. I suppose this is only natural.
After all, people tend to value something more when they lose it. And when they’re fortunate to find a replacement for that thing, they try as much as they can to hold on to it forever.
When Twitter permanently suspended two of my accounts, to say I was devastated would be the biggest understatement of the year. I was beyond furious. I swore never to open an account with them again nor to visit their site for any reason.
They had sent me an email saying I had violated one of their rules. And I had sent them several emails explaining to them that the only offense I was guilty of was not coming online for two months, and that that wasn’t even an offense to start with. In the end, they sent me this heartwarming email below.
And, yes, they were true to their word. I created five new accounts (with different emails) at different points in time after receiving this email, but each one of them got suspended few minutes after I created them.
November last year, however, out of sheer boredom and stubbornness, I decided to create another account. To my greatest surprise, the account lasted longer than twenty-four hours. Heck, it’s been nearly two months since its creation, and it’s still going strong. So I suppose it’s high time I stopped worrying the account will soon be suspended, and allow myself to believe that Twitter has finally forgiven me for their wrongdoing.
That said, please share your Twitter handle in the comments section if you have a Twitter account, as I’m looking forward to connecting with my readers and fellow bloggers on social media (starting with Twitter). You can find me at @obi_anyaibe.
Have you had a similarly sour experience with any social media platform? Feel free to share!