If you're planning on implementing auto-reply features, you should request
that your users follow the @mentioner.

You can read all the rules about automation here:
http://support.twitter.com/entries/76915 and here:
http://support.twitter.com/articles/68916-following-rules-and-best-practices

Here are some highlights:

 *Automating other Account Actions*
>
> When you’re automating account behaviors like @replies, DMs, and retweets,
>> we recommend you follow a general guideline: be nice to other Twitter users.
>> In general, we take a skeptical view of disingenuous social action. If your
>> actions are annoying a bunch of Twitter users, you probably will want to
>> rethink or adjust your automation. Here are some more specific guidelines.
>
>
>> *Automated @Replies*
>
>
>> The @reply function is intended to make communication between users
>> easier, and automating this process to put unsolicited messages into lots of
>> users’ reply tabs is considered an abuse of feature. If you are
>> automatically sending @reply messages to a bunch of users, the recipients
>> must request or approve this action in advance. For example, sending
>> automated @replies based on keyword searches is not permitted.
>
>
>> Users should also have an easy way to opt-out of your service (in addition
>> to the requirement that all users must opt-in before receiving the
>> messages). We review blocks and reports of spam, so you’ll need to provide a
>> clear way for users to stop your messages.
>
>
>> *Automated Following and Un-Following*
>
>
>> Twitter users often review the profiles and recent tweets of their new
>> followers. Being followed in a bulk, automated fashion can make this process
>> bothersome and makes Twitter a less fun place to hang out.
>
>
>> The only auto-following behavior Twitter allows is auto-follow-back
>> (following a user after they have followed you). Automated un-following is
>> also not permitted. If you find yourself frequently needing to un-follow
>> large numbers of users, you might consider reviewing your criteria for
>> following them. Please review our Follow Rules and Best Practices for a
>> detailed discussion of following recommendations.
>
>

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM, Sruthi <sruthik.ny...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Support,
>
> We are using Twitter oAuth API for our application.
>
> We are planning to facilitate our Users with Auto-Reply/Follow
> features in our website. Please can you confirm us that we are not
> violating any Twitter Rules by providing such auto responding service?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> - Developer
>
> --
> Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc
> API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi
> Issues/Enhancements Tracker:
> http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
> Change your membership to this group:
> http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk
>

-- 
Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc
API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi
Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list
Change your membership to this group: 
http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk

Reply via email to