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Amazingly, (considering how subtly sarcastic I am), I have not yet been suspended from Twitter. But after joining @UniteBlue yesterday, I thought I'd better set up a second account, just in case. So I did. I dutifully followed HuffPo and nine (ONLY nine) close Twitter friends. I used an actual picture of myself and DS in the "We are Women" march as my avatar. My bio says, "Twitter Jail account for mydoggyruss. Somehow, I think it might be needed." I tweeted all nine people and said, "Hi, it's Caroline. This is 4 jail."

Imagine my surprise when I checked back and found out that I had been suspended for "aggressively following users" and "had been spam-blocked by several users." After following the instructions and promising to behave, my account was unsuspended. Since I am a sensitive soul, I tweeted, "I'm Caroline Winfield! ::Puts head on desk and sobs::"

Only six of the nine have followed. Apparently the other three are deeply suspicious people. Or they really don't like me. ::Sobs::


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Originally posted to Something Fishy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:58 AM PST.

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