History YMMV / Twitter

1st Jul '17 4:03:54 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Shadowbanning. If you do certain actions that [[GuideDangIt Twitter does not hint you should not do]] (most likely, using "fuck" when mentioning someone who doesn't follow you), your account will cease to show up in the notifications of other users, and there will be no explicit indication of this.

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** Shadowbanning. If you do certain actions that [[GuideDangIt Twitter does not hint you should not do]] (most likely, using "fuck" swearing when mentioning replying to someone who doesn't follow you), your account will cease to show up in the notifications of other users, and there will be no explicit indication of this.
28th Jun '17 1:14:36 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Shadowbanning. If you do certain actions that [[GuideDangIt Twitter does not hint you should not do]] (most likely, using "fuck" when mentioning someone who doesn't follow you), your account will cease to show up in the notifications of other users, and there will be no explicit indication of this.
11th Jun '17 1:32:06 PM nombretomado
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** Averted with UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball. When TheWorldCup was on, it was heavily trended even among American twitterers.

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** Averted with UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball. When TheWorldCup UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup was on, it was heavily trended even among American twitterers.
9th Jun '17 12:49:33 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** If you make a new account, there is a chance that, for reasons completely alien to end-users, Twitter will lock your account for "automated activity" until you supply a phone number for verification. This can happen ''even if you've already verified via email''. Not everyone is comfortable giving their phone number out, some don't even ''have'' phone numbers (which are not free to own, in contrast to email accounts that take about five minutes to set up on one of many free services at no cost), and even those who are fine with linking their phone numbers find it annoying to have to go through this secondary verification process for what is effectively no good reason.

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** If you make a new account, there is a chance that, for reasons completely alien to end-users, Twitter will soon afterwards lock your account for "automated activity" until you supply a phone number for verification. This can happen ''even if you've already verified via email''. Not everyone is comfortable giving their phone number out, some don't even ''have'' phone numbers (which are not free to own, in contrast to email accounts that take about five minutes to set up on one of many free services at no cost), and even those who are fine with linking their phone numbers find it annoying to have to go through this secondary verification process for what is effectively no good reason.
9th Jun '17 12:48:47 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** If you make a new account, there is a chance that, for reasons completely alien to end-users, Twitter will lock your account for "automated activity" until you supply a phone number for verification. This can happen ''even if you've already verified via email''. Not everyone is comfortable giving their phone number out, some don't even ''have'' phone numbers (which are not free to own, in contrast to email accounts that take about five minutes to set up on one of many free services at no cost), and even those who are fine with linking their phone numbers find it annoying to have to go through this secondary verification process for what is effectively no good reason.
25th May '17 7:06:10 PM Gravityman
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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets already serve that purpose, meaning the only real difference is that Liked tweets won't show up on your actual main profile page. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind). In May 2017, this was made standard for all of Twitter, which was met negatively since it makes the a user's daily timeline much longer.

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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets already serve that purpose, meaning the only real difference is that Liked tweets won't show up on your actual main profile page. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind). In May 2017, this was made standard for all of Twitter, which was met negatively since it makes the a user's daily timeline much longer.
25th May '17 5:04:29 PM Gravityman
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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets exist. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind).

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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets exist.already serve that purpose, meaning the only real difference is that Liked tweets won't show up on your actual main profile page. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind). In May 2017, this was made standard for all of Twitter, which was met negatively since it makes the a user's daily timeline much longer.
17th May '17 1:55:05 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_factor_authentication Two-factor authentication]] -- Log in with your account, and either use one of the mobile Twitter apps or a code sent via SMS to your phone to complete the login process; an extra layer of protection if your password gets compromised (and also a way to be quickly alerted if someone tries to log into your account). The catch? You need a cellphone number to use this feature, even if you do login approvals through apps rather than SMS. Furthermore, each phone number can only be tied to one account at a time, so if you want to enable 2FA for multiple accounts, you're largely out of luck.

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*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_factor_authentication Two-factor authentication]] -- Log in with your account, and either use one of the mobile Twitter apps or a code sent seems to ''constantly'' flip-flop on how it should work. Sometimes, they allow authentication via SMS to your SMS. Sometimes, they make you do it through the app. But regardless, the one constant is that they require a phone to complete the login process; an extra layer of protection if your password gets compromised (and also a way to be quickly alerted if someone tries to log into your account). The catch? You need a cellphone number to use this feature, enroll in 2FA, and even if you do login approvals through apps rather than SMS. Furthermore, for those who don't find it a problem, for the longest time each phone number can could only be tied to associated with one account at a time, so if time. Twitter ''finally'' enabled authentication with authenticator apps like Google's and Authy in 2017, years after other sites like Google and Facebook started doing it...but you want '''still''' need to enable 2FA for multiple accounts, you're largely out of luck.supply a phone number to use it!
10th May '17 12:59:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets exist. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind).
14th Feb '17 9:29:56 AM Eagal
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