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Are Campus Tweets Being Filtered in Some Way?

Added at 12:25

Latest tweet accepted:

wbgleason: Don't know what the problem was. Whether someone intervened or there was a glitch. Latest post up at #UMN

I'm not sure whether it was a twitter glitch or some intervention. But the latest post was accepted.

[Added at 11:48 AM, Wednesday July 15: Apparently they are being filtered - I hesitate to say the word censored. I put this up as a test:

wbgleason RT @UMNews Online exhibit - U of M's Memorial Stadium http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #UMN We gave up this for TCF Stadium? a test

The tweet showed up immediately on #UMN on twitter - using the search function. It has yet to show up on the Daily campus tweets site. Interesting...

A final experiment:

Further experiments http://bit.ly/OnrkQ Appears that not all posts including #UMN show up as U. of Minnesota Daily campus tweets?

This hasn't shown up either, so I think it is safe to assume that whatever is going on is deliberate.]

From Twitters list of #UMN

wyffels RT: @UMNews: Online, interactive exhibit illustrates the history of U of M's Memorial Stadium http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #umn

wbgleason wbgleason RT @UMNews Online exhibit - U of M's Memorial Stadium http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #UMN We gave up this for TCF Stadium?

wbgleason RT @ByJenna It actually happens regularly - click on #UMN then go to the Daily and look at #UMN there. Notice anything funny?

wbgleason RT @UMNews Online exhibit illustrates U of M's Memorial Stadium http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #UMN We gave up this for House That Bob Built

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# wbgleason: RT @ByJenna It actually happens regularly - click on #UMN then go to the Daily and look at #UMN there. Notice anything funny?

# ByJennaByJenna: RT @MarloWelshons Lose yourself poring over the history of Minnesota's Memorial Stadium http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #umn

# MarloWelshonsMarloWelshons: Lose yourself poring over the history of Minnesota's Memorial Stadium, and then share your own memories! http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #umn

# UMNewsUMNews: Online, interactive exhibit illustrates the history of U of M's Memorial Stadium http://brickhouse.lib.umn.edu/ #umn

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At first I thought this might be a mistake. So I modified the post and put it up again. Neither one of the #UMN flagged posts has shown up on the Daily Campus Tweets site.

According to the description of Campus Tweets:

As members of the University of Minnesota community, you also will be able to contribute tweets of news, happenings, events and observations of things on campus. When you come across something newsworthy or worth comment on campus, just tweet it with #umn at the end of it.

If there are exceptions to this, perhaps it would be a good idea to explicitly state them?

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