So, for the last couple of weeks, many of you have wondered just what happened to my tremendously informative and entertaining Twitter account? Â Many of you follow me at twitter.com/desipiodotcom and your days are empty and meaningless without a dozen or so non-sensical tweets from me to get you through your horrible days.
That account has been suspended by Twitter, because I impersonated the Cubs Twitter account on Friday, November 15. Â Who complained about it? Â Well, the Cubs naturally.
Here are the tweets from last to first. Â It’s important to note that I changed my Twitter avatar to the Cubs “C” and my name (though not the Twitter handle) to Cubs Official. Â While it was just as much a parody as most other things on Twitter, the Cubs complained to Twitter about it, and got my account suspended. Â Two weeks later, even though I’ve changed my photo and Twitter name back, it’s still suspended:
So how long will @desipiodotcom stay suspended? Â Best guess is a couple more weeks, though I suppose there’s no guarantee that it will ever get unsuspended. Â There is some precedent for a month’s long timeout. Â The message I got was that I needed to remove any trace of the impersonation from the account before it would be reinstated. Â I did that, and so all I can do is wait, and hang out at Desipio’s other Twitter account, the musty, dingy, lonely old twitter.com/_desipio.
If you could do me a favor, Tweet out the new Twitter handle of @_desipio, so that the other 1,600 fans who have no idea where I went can find me. Â Can you imagine how hollow their days must have been these last 18 days? Â I shudder to think. Â And this time I didn’t even get to post any naked photos of Steve Stone.