Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tweet, Retweet & Repeat?

New to Twitter? A seasoned tweeter? It doesn't matter. Before you get started or if you're already thousands of tweets old; learn the rules of engagement.
  • It's not all about you and/or your business.
  • If you wouldn't say what you're about to tweet to someone's face, best to leave it untweeted.
  • Someone's content is really interesting? Retweet it!
  • You like a tweet and wish it was yours? Don't steal it, give attribution.
  • 50 tweets in five minutes? Not necessarily a good idea.
  • Auto-tweets all day, every day? Go away.
  • You're a buzz kill? Hey that's fine, but keep it to yourself.
  • If people retweet your content or say something nice to you, it doesn't hurt to say 'thanks.'
  • Would you kiss your momma with that mouth? If your tweet is more than 75% expletives, maybe reconsider how you're phrasing what's on your mind.
  • If your tweet has anything to do with your bathroom habits; don't share it.
What does this all boil down to? The Golden Rule. Tweet others as you want to be tweeted. Try universally applying these thoughts to all social networking. Heck, apply 'em to life in general!


  1. Great list - wish more folks would, in particular, pay attention to #2 on your list -- which is probably my #1 reason for "unfollowing" someone!