I twittered a lot yesterday, along with dozens of others attending O’Reilly’s Gov 2.0 Expo here in D.C. Is that a sin? This morning I awoke to a "suspended account due to strange activity." (Have submitted a help ticket.) Twitter hashtag #gov20e became a trending topic yesterday. Are we to be punished for that? Apparently I’m not the only person this morning with the problem. @timoreilly and @gov2events are also suspended.

Below is my (temporary) jump in the ranks of Top D.C. Twitterers. It won’t stay this way. But geesh, do I need to be penalized for this?

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Steve Radick said on September 9, 2009 at 07:24 AM

Mine too! Most of the members of the Gov 2.0 Program Committee all had suspended accounts…we’ve all submitted tickets and are hoping this issue gets resolved quickly.  Think it had something to do with the wireless network at the Convention Center….

Alex Howard said on September 9, 2009 at 07:29 AM

The same thing happened to me, Debbie, I suspect for the same reason. Unfortunately, it spread to my work account as well, I imagine because it was accessed by the same IP. Frustrating. I feel a bit better knowing that it happened to you and Tim—though I feel badly for all of us at the same time, given the timing!

Sean Power said on September 9, 2009 at 08:20 AM

I’m with you, Debbie.  My account was suspended as well.  I notified the folks at Twitter early this morning (around 4AM EST), alerted the O’Reilly folks, and got the message out to TechCrunch.  I think we’ve done all that we can for the time being.  Looks like Tim’s account just came back.  I suspect ours will come back to life soon.


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