Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’
IOL News is reporting:
The official Twitter account of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has been suspended for “aggressive following” behaviour, the foundation said on Thursday.
The account was suspended just hours after it was opened on Thursday, spokesman Roger Friedman said.
“The (at)TutuLegacy is the only real Twitter account that speaks for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, through the voices of Desmond Tutu and the reverend Mpho Tutu, who runs the foundation,” Friedman said in a statement.
The foundation was perplexed as to the reasons for the shutdown. Twitter had not explained how 30 people could be construed as “aggressive following”, or whether the number of people who followed (at)TutuLegacy in a short space of time was to blame, he said.
“I hope the powers that be at Twitter find it in their hearts to fix the problem and let us communicate again. We need to reassure all those people who started following us today that this is the real deal,” Friedman said.
As Tutu planned to cut down on his travel, the foundation saw Twitter and Facebook as a means for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate to communicate with people.
For the ‘confused’. CNN:
Here were the tantalizingly weird headlines: “Follow pope online, get to heaven sooner – Facebook likes don’t count.” “Cut your time in purgatory by following pope on Twitter.” And, worst of all, from Slate: “Pope now offering indulgences in exchange for Twitter followers.”
Similar headlines popped up on more than 190 news sources on Wednesday.
Ha ha. Is the Catholic Church offering time off in hell– or purgatory, depending on the website – just for checking your Twitter feed every few hours? Is the church really that dumb? And here I thought Pope Francis was cool, or as Esquire recently termed him, “awesome.”
This is (another) case of how the media misunderstands and misreports a story from “The Vatican.”
Here’s how it seemed to have happened.
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The website of the Custody enables one to follow the life and reality of the Holy Land, in eight languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew and Russian.
From now, the Custody of the Holy Land has also been on Twitter, enabling all to participate in real time and in eight languages the events, celebrations and initiative that occur every day in the Holy Land.
Follow us on Twitter and on our website.
And the Twitter account is here.