Elon Musk’s changes on Twitter would affect even the Seismological Service of Mexico

The contribution made by the National Seismological Service of Mexico on Twitter It is important: it broadcasts every small earthquake that occurs in the Latin American country. However, this may be terminated, due to new privacy policies. Elon Musk In the net.

Founded in 1910, the service’s mission is to report on seismic activity in Mexico. Since 1929 he has been part of the UNAM, and in 2009 he joined Twitter.

In what way would Elon Musk torpedo, not only his work in the bird network, but that of other similar accounts? In the collection of automatic tweets.

As reported by the Mexican Seismic Alert System (SASSLA), due to the restrictions announced by Elon Musk, the accounts could stop publishing. Or, at least, not do it so regularly.

The publication rate of the accounts is enormous, since it also reports on low-intensity or imperceptible earthquakes. For example: on February 21, the verified account of the National Seismological made 35 publications on small-magnitude movements.

And there can be more, many more, depending on the activity of the day.

The National Seismological Service of Mexico and its dilemma with Elon Musk’s Twitter

SASSLA explained that Twitter “will require a cost for each tweet that is published automatically through its API (Application Programming Interfaces). Accounts that publish a large number of messages per month, such as the National Seismological Service, will have to pay up to 15,000 Mexican pesos or more.

Among other changes implemented by Elon Musk’s Twitter, he points out that the use of an account to exceed the limit is $100 per month. The account remains free if the number of tweets does not exceed 1,500 per month.

According to Jesús Pérez Santana, of the National Seismological, the institution’s account exceeds “by far the limit of the basic plan”, indicates Xataka Mexico. “Your daily average would actually be 80 tweets and a month would be around 2,400.”

What options do accounts of this type handle? That the UNAM add them to its budget or that they conform to the information policy, which would considerably reduce the coverage of the earthquakes. The dilemma is posed.