How Not To Get Locked Out Of Twitter

Have you ever been in a sudden state of shock from finding yourself locked out of Twitter?

This has been occurring quite a bit lately. Instead of logging in to my profile after I enter my credentials I see the message:

Locked Out of Twitter

Well, I’ve finally figured out why this is happening thanks to Jenni Leeds and Dave Beronja. The problem was occurring because I was running too many Twitter desktop clients at once.

I usually use Tweetdeck and DestroyTwitter as my two main Twitter clients, but lately I’ve been playing with Tweetie and Seesmic again. Having more than two of these applications running and then logging in from the browser is a bad idea. It raises red flags when a user keeps logging in, that makes sense to me.

I’m happy to report that this was simply a case of user error, I have no one to blame but myself.