Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Twitter Etiquette

The "don'ts" of Twitter

1. Ex-Boyfriend/Ex-Girlfriend Tweets

We don't want to hear you vent. Twitter may give you the illusion that you are free to speak your mind. You are, but nobody apreciates slander or desperate pleas for attention. Sad but true. When you want to tweet, JOURNAL.

2. Inside Joke Tweets

If you're the only person who can understand your tweet, then don't post it. Instead, join the conversation that happens when people understand what you're saying.

3. Potty Humor Tweets

Especially annoying in girls. Please guys, talking about your underwear stopped being cool in the third grade.

4. Excessive Celebrity Shoutout Tweets

There's nothing wrong in telling your hero they rocked at the concert, or asking them a genuine question. Most Artists are very happy to join in intelligent conversation and you may even be surprized when they respond!
However, tweeting "OMG U ROCK @joejonas!!!!!" 40 times a day is not going to help you gain followers or gain respect from your hero, either.

5. Location tweets
tweeting "i'm at the store. alone." is pointless. just be honest. tweet "i have no friends and i want someone to hang out with me. #desperation."

6.lyric tweets
Now we enter a set of tweets that are delicate. when used correctly, the lyrictweet and the hashtag are beautiful creative things. However, when abused, they send your followers into an irritated fit that will probably cause you to lose followers. let me break it down for you:
DON'T: tweet lyrics when you're experiencing a break up
DONT: tweet lyrics more than once a day
DON'T: tweet lyrics every day.
DON'T tweet lyrics as codes for your emotions. it annoys us, we are smart, we know what you mean and who you're mad at.

7. #uselesshashtagtweets
hashtags are glorious, beautiful gifts to the world. if you don't know how to use the hashtag, quit that. don't abuse the power of the hashtag.

8. Emotion tweets.
"i'm so in love with you."
"i guess i can't do anything right"

enough said.

Twitter is a wonderful way to share information and engage in conversation. Be mindful of the other people around you. Be aware that you have something importaint to contribute to the conversation, and don't let pointless words obstruct the importaint ones.

oh, and follow me, @mallyrenee

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