If duplicate tweets are the concern, then why are RT's on their way to
being a feature?

Abuse is the concern. Not duplicate content, right?

So a local restaurant can't setup a tweet to go out on Wednesdays to
remind their followers of 1/2 off appetizers? There's no ill intent
here, and they have businesses to run. Doesn't twitter want businesses
to foster it's platform? There's valid uses for recurring content
within reason. It's not realistic to ask users to come up with 52
unique headlines, hunt down the associated link and fire up the laptop
prior to happy to hour every Wednesday at 6:00 in order to get a
message out to people who opted to follow them.

What's the happy-medium here?

On Oct 13, 4:00 pm, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> They already do that ... in SOME cases. Pharmacies are required (or maybe
> simply strongly encouraged) to sell OTC meds like Sudafed behind the counter
> because some people use that to make crystal meth. The government requires a
> waiting period on guns because some people use guns to murder people.
> Rightly or wrongly -- and I seriously believe you did this with no abusive
> intent -- you provided a tool that made it very easy for users to post
> duplicate tweets. They didn't shut you down. They gave you a stern warning.
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 14:39, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Now there is an excellent analogy, which begs the question, "Where is
> > the user's responsibility in this?"
> > I have very clearly warned my users, every time they enter a tweet,
> > that they must adhere to the Twitter Rules, with hyperlinks to those
> > rules. That was not good enough.
> > So, with your analogy in mind, should the authorities pull over
> > speeders, or should they shut down manufacturers that make vehicles
> > that can exceed the speed limit? Or, in a different analogy, should
> > the government shut down Home Depot because they sell chain saws and
> > box cutters, and some people use chain saws and box cutters to murder
> > other human beings?
> > Dewald
> > On Oct 13, 5:31 pm, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Yes, and should be treated as such. I personally detest all those stupid
> > > twitter-based games. Point is, with Twitter's userbase, some get through
> > the
> > > cracks. Don't like it, report it. This is like complaining that cops only
> > > pull over SOME speeders. Yeah, some are going to get through the cracks.
> --
> Internets. Serious business.

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