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Twitter Rules.

Asking for a friend: knowing the POTUS historically has been a fan of Twitter, what types of things could a person Tweet to him that would conceivably get them into some type of trouble? To be more explicit, say a person wants to express their feelings about the president's actions or tweets. Legally, what types of thing can one NOT tweet to POTUS? My friend assumes one cannot threaten him in any way, right? But how far could a person express their feelings? What would happen to a person who overstepped that line (whatever that line may be)?
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on Jan 20, 2017 - 10 answers

I'd like to be whitelisted, but I don't know what block list I'm on

At some point in the past year, my non-MeFi Twitter account got on several block lists. I’ve no idea how, and only discovered the situation when I couldn’t see some linked tweets from accounts I’d never visited but with whose politics I sympathized. To be clear: I’m all for building collaborative block lists using whatever criteria the maintainer chooses. That said, I'd like to appeal this & hopefully get whitelisted. Can you help me find the right maintainer to contact? Special snowflake details are inside. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 4, 2017 - 4 answers

Feed the Trolls

Lindy West has (understandably) left twitter, and this is devastating to me because her willingness/bravery to engage with trolls and actually argue with them with such a concise and amazing level of clarity was inspiring, and informative. Who can I follow on twitter to fill this void? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jan 3, 2017 - 11 answers

Looking for a twitter app

I need suggestions for a twitter app that would just let me type what I want, then then automatically post it broken into two tweets if need be. Is there one that does that? Someone suggested Hootsuite to me, but it doesn't do what I want it to. I use android. [more inside]
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit on Dec 27, 2016 - 3 answers

Who is Elliott Lusztig

Who runs this Twitter profile? [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Dec 26, 2016 - 6 answers

Moderating Audience questions from social media to be answered by panel

Tonight I'll be the middleman between 1000+ audience members who are asking questions via social media, and folks moderating a panel. Thoughts on tools or tips for success? [more inside]
posted by enfa on Dec 12, 2016 - 4 answers

Happy Twitters!

I need some fun Twitter accounts to follow! Cartoons preferred.... [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Dec 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Who makes policy decisions at Twitter?

Say I wanted to contact the people who make policy decisions at Twitter. For example, the people who decide what types of users to delete and under what circumstances. Who are those people? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 29, 2016 - 4 answers

Making Twitter safer

So you may have noticed Twitter has a new option to report users for hate speech. How can I help link this to a safer Twitter by getting users banned? [more inside]
posted by sacchan on Nov 26, 2016 - 4 answers

Why is my twitter account on the first page of self-Google-search?

I have an anonymous twitter account I use for ranting about politics and bad jokes about basketball. It's not particularly offensive, but not very professional. I'm job hunting, so I just googled my first + last name for the first time in a while and it came up in the first page of results. 1. Why did this happen? 2. Can I make it stop? (Outside of just locking my account, which is a pain) [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 22, 2016 - 8 answers

What Happened to the Toasties' Twitters?

What happened with Mallory Ortberg's and Nicole Cliffe's Twitter accounts? [more inside]
posted by mhum on Nov 17, 2016 - 4 answers

Watching videos from Twitter on Windows XP isn't working.

As mentioned above, I can't watch videos linked from Twitter. I've found this as a possible solution but I feel stupid and contagious. Can you please step me through this as if I didn't know where to start?
posted by h00py on Nov 14, 2016 - 4 answers

Font size on social media

I only use facebook and twitter via a web browser. Recently I've noticed that certain posts have a larger font than others. Whats going on????!!! Here's another example from Twitter. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Nov 13, 2016 - 5 answers

Twitter Oasis: happy/funny/strange accounts with NO POLITICS?

I need a happy place online - give to me your your funny, your odd, your interesting, your happy twitter account suggestions! [more inside]
posted by pseudonymph on Nov 13, 2016 - 22 answers

Out in the Twitter sphere..

Are there any tools available for non-technical people that would enable to scrape owned Twitter content (all the tweets that are attributed to a handle)? I know there are ways for more tech savvy folks to tap into Twitter API, however, is there a service (free or paid) that would enable non tech people to load in a bunch of Twitter URLs and get a spreadsheet of tweets? Your input is very much appreciated!
posted by mooselini on Nov 11, 2016 - 6 answers

Should I give my video to the news media?

I took a video at an anti-Trump protest. Just chanting and marching, nothing too dramatic. NBC assignment editor contacted me on Twitter and wants to use on "all platforms/partners (with credit)". Any downside? It feels weird to give this away for free, but OTOH I'm sure she's not going to pay me for it. I don't care if my Twitter handle is associated with it.
posted by AFABulous on Nov 10, 2016 - 15 answers

Desperate for distractions - tumblr, twitter, and metafilter are out

I need distractions from the end of the world as we know it, and I have to go zero-tolerance on my go-to scrolling of tumblr, twitter, and metafilter. I can't concentrate long enough to watch movies or tv shows, or read books. I'm looking for Internet-based distractions that include no political content and don't last very long. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Nov 9, 2016 - 28 answers

art babby tryna become art teenagger

How do I go from “people like my one-off weird art pieces On-Line” to “I have a legible artistic Practice with several long-term projects going with collaborators”? Complication: I want art to be a side hustle, since I’m a PhD student in computer science who’s aiming to become a professor. [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot on Nov 4, 2016 - 6 answers

I want to tweet my google searches

Is it possible to make a twitter bot that tweets out my google searches verbatim? How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Oct 16, 2016 - 5 answers

What's the best Twitter assistant available?

Recently I got active on Twitter again, and I'm experimenting with following a much larger group of folks than I have in the past. Now that I have achieved a critical mass, though, reading my feed is like drinking from the proverbial firehose. What I really need is a decent AI to crunch that feed into a digest with the best items, or at the very least, a list of trending topics from just my feed. Surely such a thing exists?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Explaining how social media works to my boss

I'm looking for some good articles that explain the timelines of social media to my boss. I'm struggling to get him to understand why delaying posting things that are already published online on news websites for days or even weeks doesn't make sense. Ditto delaying posting photos from events for up to two weeks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2016 - 19 answers

Twitter opening Safari?

Why does the Twitter app on my iPhone open retweets in Safari? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 27, 2016 - 3 answers

What companies provide great/useful customer service via Twitter?

Can you give me examples of companies providing timely, useful customer service via Twitter? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 26, 2016 - 21 answers

What's a really good Twitter list to follow live during the debate?

I follow very few pundits or specifically political people on Twitter, but just saw Bill Maher on YouTube saying he's going to livetweet the debates. It really made me wish I had stocked a list of the best people to follow for fun, incisive, weird, good live commentary on the debate. But, now I don't have time for that. What public list(s) should I subscribe to? [more inside]
posted by Gotanda on Sep 26, 2016 - 12 answers

The election is ruining my twitter feed

Why are Trump and Clinton showing up in my Twitter feed all of a sudden and is there any way to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Sep 23, 2016 - 11 answers

Who should I follow on twitter for LA?

I like getting my news and local flavor from twitter. In Chicago I follow some local journalists, activists and media outlets. Who should I follow now that I'm moving to Los Angeles [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Sep 16, 2016 - 6 answers

What was this old leave-a-message machine?

I remember reading in the past few years about an old machine that was like a paid bulletin board. You'd pay a nickel to leave a small (business card or smaller) sized message and people could check it. I think the article I read compared it to Twitter, and was illustrated with an old engraving. [more inside]
posted by 23 on Sep 7, 2016 - 3 answers

What are "no" jokes I can make for a site about Trump's tax returns?

What are some jokes I can make for a single serving website about whether Donald Trump has released his tax returns? The website just says "no", but I'm looking for jokes for the twitter feed. Examples: 1, 2, 3. Got anything good?
posted by andoatnp on Sep 1, 2016 - 10 answers

#hashtag me

Help me find the right hashtags to connect with resources on twitter relevant to my particular interest in clothes. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Aug 26, 2016 - 2 answers

Top Twitter Lists

I recently switched to Twitter as my social network of choice (from Facebook). It is still confusing, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it and am enjoying it more than Facebook. I recently discovered the lists feature and have found it to be a good way to organize topics I'm interested in without clogging up my main timeline. Further, I've realized that other people have put together some great lists already, and I can subscribe to those way quicker than it would take me to build my own. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean on Jul 18, 2016 - 1 answer

Does anyone know what happened to the chrome extension 'silencer'?

Does anyone know what happened to the chrome extension silencer which muted twitter trolls and spoilers? Is there still a way to get it? Or if not is there a replacement somewhere? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on Jun 29, 2016 - 1 answer

Best iOS Twitter app?

What's the best Twitter app for iOS these days? I have been using the official app but the increasing amount of ads is getting to me. One feature that it does well is let me hide thumbnails in tweets. Is there an alternate app that gives that option? I've seen Tweetbot and Twitterific mentioned, but don't have any experience with either. Thanks!
posted by cozenedindigo on Jun 25, 2016 - 10 answers

Social media event/hashtag display on the cheap?

The small natural history museum I work at is looking for a way to let visitors tag photos on instagram (or twitter, or facebook, or whatever, but instagram is the one they asked me about) with a hashtag about our upcoming temporary exhibit, to be displayed on a 60" display in the gallery. The exhibit opens next week. The service we used for this last time shut down last week. All the other services I can find either have no moderation tools or are super expensive. Help? [more inside]
posted by hades on Jun 7, 2016 - 6 answers

My Twitter Account has booted me out, is asking for phone number - hope!

My Twitter account wanted a phone number to verify a new account, and when I entered it it told me "unsupported phone number". Also, the drop-down menu pops back to Canada when I've selected United States. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 27, 2016 - 12 answers

Is there any way to get my hacked Instagram back?

My Instagram was hacked into earlier today, and both the password and associated email were changed. [more inside]
posted by bookish on Apr 19, 2016 - 3 answers

Third Party Web Apps to Unfollow/Follow Users on Instagram & Twitter?

My company's been using Crowdfire to follow people who follow similar organizations, then unfollow them if they don't follow back. I hate how sketchy and janky it is, plus the price. Any alternatives out there that allow you to unfollow/follow users on Instagram and Twitter? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Apr 13, 2016 - 3 answers

Is there another site like Stellar.io?

It seems like Stellar.io is down for good. Jason Kottke, its creator, has previously said it could go at any time, and I acknowledge that and respect that stance. But I miss it! It's the best way to browse Twitter. Is there another site that does the same thing? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 21, 2016 - 7 answers

What Twitter feeds do you follow, and why?

I'm looking to diversify the Twitter feeds that I follow (out with sports, in with other subjects), so I'm looking for good Twitter feeds by people/publications in the humanities fields, popular science and/or the media. If you can add a bit about why a particular feed is worth following, so much the better. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto on Mar 18, 2016 - 12 answers

Tweetdeck for Windows has a month to live. Where to go next?

Twitter announced today that Tweetdeck for Windows will be terminated in a month. For those of us who strongly prefer having a separate program, rather than yet another damn Chrome tab/window (...or for those who don't use Chrome at all....), what other options still exist for Twitter on Windows? [more inside]
posted by FlyingMonkey on Mar 17, 2016 - 5 answers

Progressive/liberal St. Louis and Missouri political Twitter follows.

What are some good non-msm (and non-spammy) progressive/liberal Twitter accounts I can follow that will keep me up to speed on St. Louis and Missouri state government political activity? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Mar 8, 2016 - 6 answers

I want to give this one last shot.

In 140 characters or less, tell me one tip/trick/event that helped you understand how to use and/or like Twitter. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Mar 1, 2016 - 68 answers

Help me automate my bar's insta-tweets

The bar I work at has a daily daiquiri, throwback Thursday dinks, and stuff I would like to queue up and set on a timer to be later posted to Instagram on the appropriate date/time, and tweet the insta link. Am not on Facebook. Is there an iOS app that can do that? My dream is to spend 45 minutes once a week or so, queue up all my daily specials I have on the paperwork, and not be fucking around typing on my iPhone while looking at today's sceule while I'm setting up my station. TIA.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Jan 27, 2016 - 12 answers

How to deal with porn that appears when I Google my own name

I've started to work on doing a better job of managing my social media presence, mainly to promote myself professionally. One of my first discoveries is that when I Google myself, the first Twitter result that comes up is for a person who shares my (unusual) name and whose username is my name, reversed. They've been tweeting pornography. How should I deal with it? [more inside]
posted by Beverley Westwood on Dec 27, 2015 - 6 answers

I wanna be a follow-back girl (with discretion)

I'm managing an organization's Twitter account (and other social media efforts). I want to follow back accounts that follow me, but only the ones who are active and have followers of their own. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Dec 23, 2015 - 4 answers

Temporarily Hiding My Woeful Twitter Follower Count

In a month or two, I'll be negotiating a year-long business deal which depends on the other party assuming I have a wide following (in a narrow field). Problem: my Twitter feed, for whatever reason, is miserably unpopular. How can I shield myself from the deal-chilling effect of this, without deleting the account entirely (which would be inconvenient for me)? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 18, 2015 - 15 answers

Wordpress Notification Bar for Twitter or similar?

I am looking for a Wordpress plugin (or service?) which will allow me to send a tweet and display it at the top of the page, with some caveats. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Nov 24, 2015 - 3 answers

Can I blog safely as a woman if I use my real name?

Is there a way for me to blog under my real name and still avoid exposing myself to stalking, doxxing, threats, and harassment? [more inside]
posted by MetaFilter World Peace on Nov 23, 2015 - 18 answers

Why do Twitter accounts get hacked?

Occasionally, I notice that friends' Twitter accounts (usually, apparently, dormant ones) are taken over by spambots posting links to fake Ray-Bans, etc. Why specifically does this happen? Would it be scripts trying out low-hanging-fruit passwords ("password"), a brute force attack, or something else? And would a very high-strength password fully protect you from these attacks?
posted by dontjumplarry on Nov 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Is the (Windows 7) desktop Tweetdeck still supported?

Unlike the Mac and mobile platforms, Windows 7 doesn't have a native Twitter app other than Tweetdeck. But it appears that it's no longer available and only a web-based version of Tweetdeck exists. Is that the case? What else is there?
posted by tommasz on Oct 30, 2015 - 8 answers

What percentage of a Twitter feed can legitimately be fakes?

Popular Twitter feeds collect fake followers. What percentage would you think reasonable for bot followers, over which you'd suspect someone of having padded out their followers list? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Oct 26, 2015 - 6 answers

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