Twitter has definitely become a place where you can randomly tell the entire world about your unexceptional existence. Like anything else in life, Twitter is really easy to abuse! I’ve done most of these things and I am now in twitter rehab.
It took me months of observation and I finally narrowed it down to 10 Do’s and Dont’s … well more like Dont’s, LOL
1. DO – Remember that EVERYONE can hear you.
Think of it as posting something DIRECTLY to a google search. Unless your page is private (and what’s the point of that?) when I search your username I can see all of your random thoughts?
2. DON’T – tweet your symptoms of depression.
Every now and again I get beside myself and fall prey to this horrible habit. It’s one thing to “soundoff” on Twitter about topics that are bothersome but when all your tweets start with “I hate” or “I cannot stand” you might need a Zoloft. We all love you … really we do. But just call your friend (and hopefully you have some) before you blast all of your depressing business on the internet.
3. DON’T – protect your tweets.
It really defeats the entire purpose of twitter. If you don’t want EVERYONE to see what you are saying just head over to Facebook with your REAL friends. And trust me if you are saying or doing things you don’t want people to know – they will eventually figure you out!
4. DO – Respond to your followers.
Unless you are Kimora Lee or Rev Run please take the time and say thanks, or awwh, or a simple ok! When you don’t, you appear to be an asshole. We understand that you might follow 456789 people but that’s not really OUR fault, it is?
5. DON’T – Tweet too much. When 140 isn’t enough and you’re tweeting every 2 minutes.
Wow! You have a lot to say. Perhaps you should start a blog. It’s easy, theraputic, and in most cases FREE!
6. DON’T DM ME – Text VS DM, TEXT WINS!
If you have their number (any of them) or their gchat/bbm# it’s NOT necessary to send a DM!
Open app. Wait for app to open. Wait for app to load tweets. Wait for app to load DM’s. Ahh finally! Umm yeah, I find it highly annoying after the 3rd DM when .. really .. really, you could have texted me?
7. DO – Give credit to your tweets. The normal RT (retweet) will suffice or you can use HT (heard through), or VIA. No matter how you tweet it, if it wasn’t YOUR thought, please state whose it was. Or you might create a “twitter beef“.
8. DON’T – Bother retweeting the celebrities!
Folks like Rev Run are followed by millions of people. And oh how we love them but trust that your friends/followers do to. Read and keep it moving!
9. DON’T – Drunk Tweet.
Even more annoying than that an annoying drunk text or phone call is annoying drunk tweets. And it’s usually because you don’t realize that you have drunk tweeted 100 times in the past 45 seconds.
Even more so for females because we tend to turn into this un-sexy, overly horny character that no one wants to date anyways. So give your BFF a heads up and leave them as the designated cell phone holder. Advise them NOT to give you the phone unless you are dying!
10. DON’T – feel compelled to tweet regularly.
It’s OK to take a tweet break. They will miss you and someone may even ask where you have been. But if you overload us with tweets you’re heading for a few unfollows!
Don’t agree or Did I leave any out, leave me comment!