by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 8, 2023) — At approximately 4:49 p.m. EST, The Post & Email tweeted a link to an editorial it had published shortly before which was blocked by Twitter with the explanation, “You are over the daily limit for sending Tweets.”
It was the first time we had received such a warning and obviously a mistake, as its “Help Center” states that “the limit” is 2,400 Tweets or changes within a day’s time.
Amplifying that rule is, “The Tweet limit of 2,400 updates per day is further broken down into semi-hourly intervals. If you hit your account update/Tweet limit, please try again in a few hours after the limit period has elapsed.”
The Post & Email does not send direct messages, nor has it changed its email address or any other information since its account launched over a decade ago.
Inexplicably, subsequent attempts to tweet the link similarly failed.
At 5:41 p.m. EST, a new Twitter trend appeared, “#TwitterDown,” with various sources confirming it.
At 5:50 p.m., our tweet appeared in our timeline, although attempting to refresh the feed was unsuccessful.
Sharon, yeah, this happened to me too. Been more than hourly retweeting any news about the Earthquakes and the rescues and the fundraisers for all affected & the news regarding the Blockade of Artsakh and the 120k Armenian Christians being starved to death; important news to share, couldn’t do it for an hour. Then that was fixed, for the rest of the night, I couldn’t follow any accounts for news.