I am finally back on Twitter after more than a
month. But I am doing so under a new Twitter handle
And ain’t I glad to do so? :smile: particularly as I love Twitter more
than any other social networks around.
How did this state of affairs obtain?
I do not understand it fully, but I suspect this has to do with some
unwritten rules on every platform.
- While Virtual Private Network
(VPN) use is legal, it has got
its share of problems.
- This is true with social networks whose reliance on the location
of the user, and an identity is of paramount importance.
- So when a VPN connection changes location, and the reported
location is used by many people, it is registered as a suspicious
activity on an account.
I managed to make such an inference based on my use of the Opera
Browser’s VPN MOde, that lets a user switch
to VPN browsing.
After doing this, I got an email requiring me to confirm that indeed I
was the user of that account browsing from some unidentified location.
Sure, I did confirm and everything went well for two or three days.
But then on the fourth day, my account was locked!
When I tried to reactivate the account through a request of an SMS to
my phone, the sent message didn’t arrive.
And I gave it up after trying to write to Twitter to activate my
To cut a long story short, I had to create a new Twitter account,
which hopefully would be my new Twitter handle for the foreseeable
I am, however, sad to think of a Twitter handle I had had for the
past ten years all locked up.
But that is life.
So I would be posting to my new Twitter handle any new development on
this site. Make sure to follow me there, and send me any direct
message pertaining to this site or feedback.
Thank you for reading my rantings on this Factual Musings blog.