Twitter Suspends, Unsuspends, Suspends, Unsuspends CascadedBug Account That Mocked Its Downtime

from the where's-the-humor? dept

Twitter is usually pretty good about protecting people's right to do parodies, but apparently someone there got a little sensitive about a parody account called CascadedBug, after the supposed cascade bug that caused quite a bit of downtime. Apparently Twitter suspended the account. Then unsuspended it. Then suspended it again. Then unsuspended it again. No matter what, it seems ridiculous that the account was ever suspended. Twitter, whose execs normally have a decent sense of humor, would have won a lot more points with the public by just tweeting at the account, rather than suspending it...


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    xenomancer (profile), Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 2:09pm

    This sounds more like a software engineer who took the insults personally and decided to toy with the minds of those who'd dare to poke fun than the move of an executive.

    "Oops, looks like I accidentally hit 'deactivate account', I'll just go get another mug of coffee before I fix that... There, all better; ah, darn, looks like I did it again. That undo button looks nigh impossible to click again with out a sandwich..."

     

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    sehlat (profile), Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 2:15pm

    Who was the account holder for CascadedBug?

    Was his name Schrödinger by any chance?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 2:31pm

    Anyone else take this as a joke? The CascadeBug account just seems to be having a bit of a downtime issue occasionally.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 3:34pm

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      I thought the same thing.

      "We began recovery at around 10:10am PDT, dropped again around 10:40am PDT, and then began full recovery at 11:08am PDT."

      They were doing the same to the CascadeBug account: down, then up, then down again.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 3:01pm

    "Apparently Twitter suspended the account."

    No no no no, you misunderstood, the account wasn't suspended. It was just having some down time.

     

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    Ilfar, Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 4:53pm

    Retweet

    Techdirt is usually pretty good about protecting people's right to do parodies, but apparently someone there got a little sensitive about a parody account called CascadedBug, after it experienced some downtime of it's own.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 8:26pm

    When I saw the Twitter outage, I half expected to hear that Twitter had been illegally raided by the DOJ because they had heard about Kim Dotcom's new Twitter account

     

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