What is Twitter Jail?

Up until 5 minutes ago, I hand’t heard of Twitter Jail, but I thought it answered a question I tweeted out earlier today quite well. Thanks to Eddie Z. from Brisk Prints for asking me about Twitter Jail and inspiring this post.

Twitter Jail as Urban Dictionary defines it is ” Twitter Jail is no tweeting if you’ve reached the limit of 100 tweets per hour/1000 per day. You can access your page, you may not post publicly for a specific period of time. Anything from half an hour to a few hours.” I recently cleaned up my twitter followers for people who either Tweet too much or about absolutely nothin’, sing it again!

Why Twitter Jail?

Twitter doesn’t want spammers clogging up their system and upsetting it’s users. Also, Twitter Jail will prevent you from over tweeting if you are thrown in it. After searching the Twitter Blog, I couldn’t find any statutes of limitations when it come to over tweeting, but it wouldn’t hold up in a court of law anyway. I haven’t been thrown in Twitter jail, but it could happen! Luckily your Twitter Jail sentence is temporary.

What do you think?

What do people you follow on Twitter do that would cause you to throw them in Twitter Jail? Let us know in the comments.



See Also:

Twitter updates List

Twitter 2-Step Verification Update