The last two days I have suspected something was wrong. Suddenly, the massive waves of traffic that had been pounding our site had slowed to a veritable trickle. Say wha? In depth researching of code, server logs, everything commenced. It was not until this morning, that an unfortunate conclusion slowly dawned on me: we may have been blocked!
About a month ago, we started to send out hourly tweets matching up the top 10 Twitter trends against each other. I thought it was a fun way to keep track of what we trending on Twitter, and a lot of other people have told me they like it as well.
And it has been a really great way to build visibility for our cool sentiment analysis technology for social media. HAS been, that is, because it appears that since this last Thursday, the @thumbfight Twitter account is no longer showing up in search results! I am pretty sure we have been Twitterblocked.
I have read over the Terms of Service, and also we continued doing this on the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have been getting. But now, that has all come to a crashing halt. No notice, no warning, nothing. Boo, hiss!
Please, in fact, pretty please with sugar on top, Twitter people, give the people back their @thumbfight...