Twitter On The Rocks

About a month ago, somebody hacked my server and injected a nasty malware redirect into the code for a couple of my sites (including this one). This caused a few problems for me, not the least of which was that my Google traffic was getting hijacked. But aside from that and the pesky Google malware block that followed, the other problem was that this blog was linked to from my Twitter account.

Once Twitter figured out that my blog had the malware onus placed on it by the almighty Google, they suspended my Twitter account faster than a cat on a hot tin roof (or a poorly mixed metaphor jumping into my brain. There, better).

Anyways, that was three weeks ago, and I’m still shut down, despite having taken the offending link out completely, even though the site is now clean. Which brings me to my point: as much as I want to hate Twitter for taking my account out, I just can’t, and here’s why:

First of all, I get Twitter for free, and I just can’t shake the saying that you get what you pay for. I paid for nothing, and, well, now that’s what I’m getting. Sucky, but strangely just.

Second, they had a pretty good reason to disable the account. The link was bad, no two bones about it. The only thing that would have been better would be if they had notified me first via email and given me a chance to fix the issue. And of course, it would have been way better if they had turned me back on when I fixed the problem.

Third, I love the service. I love it so much that if I ever get my account reactivated, I’ll jump right back into it (after tweeting the obligatory complaint about my long suspension, of course) without any reservations. Honestly, I just want it back.

It’s remarkable to me how addicted I’ve become in the past little while. I miss my Tweeps. I miss being able to hit up new people I just met. I miss the open forum. So anyways, hopefully Twitter will get over hating me so we can be friends again. In the meantime, you can always find me running Mozy’s Twitter account.

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