Just wondering what would happen, if I posted my comments on Twitter like this, embedded in an image. If my message was in contravention of some complaint that would cause my tweet to be censored under normal circumstances (if it was a text tweet). Would my image be censored; would it buy me some time before the message was spotted, for an objection to be raised or a rule applied, and the tweet filtered? An interesting idea to play with.
I’m really interested in your thoughts on this change. If you answered “No” or “Not really” please see the links below to learn more. I hope you’ll post in the comments or send a reply to @lissnup about this. For example:
- will this make any difference to you as a Twitter user?
- will users stick it out and find inventive work-arounds?
- will you change any of your user habits?
- would you look for an alternative micro-blogging platform to share status updates?
- are free services more susceptible to unwelcome changes or restrictions?
- would you “pay for a say” in how a social network is designed and managed?
- are you “locked-in” to Twitter by your existing habits, network, reputation, etc?
- Google’s announced combining all privacy policies etc – do you see a connection?
- Internet users and ISPs are facing increasing legislative challenges (ie ACTA, SOPA/PIPA) – do you see a connection?
- Today’s Top Stories: ACTA Ratification, Twitter Censorship, Samsung Earnings (mashable.com)
- Concern over Twitter’s country-by-country censorship ability (independent.co.uk)
- Twitter To Censor Tweets In Some Countries (Huffington Post)