Hi Twitter Developers
I am running a two day competition using twitter as an entry portal. Users enter this competition by tweeting me and including a specific hashtag in the tweet. I plan to automatically reply to these tweets using the twitter API with a message along the lines of, “Thank you for entering, your ref # is 123”. I am expecting roughly 600 entries per day, only one entry is allowed per person.
My question has two parts: firstly does this violate twitter’s rules and regulations, does this classify as spam and is my account likely to be blocked? Secondly according to the documentation, a user is only allowed to post 2400 tweets(updates) per day so roughly 100 an hour. Is there anyway to exceed this limit? How do the companies send out so many tweets?
Thank you!! Any help or guidance is much appreciated,