Twitters 12 Golden Rules

Twitter has created 12 Golden Rules for its tweeters. These are based on Content Boundaries, Use of Twitter, Spam and Abuse. 1 - Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others. 2 - Privacy: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. 3 - Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others. 4 - Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service. 5 - Unlawful Use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities. 6 - Verified accounts: You may not use the Verified Account badge unless it is provided by Twitter. Accounts using the badge as part of profile pictures, background images, or in any way implying false verification will be permanently suspended. 7 - Serial Accounts: You may not create serial accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes. Mass account creation will result in suspension off all accounts.

8 -Name Squatting: You may not engage in name squatting Accounts that are inactive for more than 6 months may be removed without further notice. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be name squatting are:

9 - Selling user names: Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with Twitter, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose.Where "Services" is defined as follows: Your use of Twitter’s products, services and web sites (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document and excluding any services provided to you by Twitter under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and Twitter. 10 - Malware/Phishing: You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer or to compromise a user’s privacy.

11 - Spam: You may not use the Twitter service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:

12 - Pornography: You may not use obscene or pornographic images in either your profile picture or user background. Twitter reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service. See Bookmark and Share

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