Do Top Twitter Tips

10/29/2012 9:38:08 AM

Hidden among those who tweet their every brainfart, there’s a rich vein of tweeters who actually have things of interest to share. Here are six to follow


Do Top Twitter Tips

And how not to behave

1.    Don’t retweet compliments

This is like walking down the street bellowing quotes from your school reports through a megaphone.

2.    Don’t beg for RTs from celebs

Having your life validated online by a celebrity is a bit like rewarding a dog for not wiping its bum on the sofa. You’re better than that. We hope.

3.    Don’t be an internet warrior

You wouldn’t walk up to someone in the street and tell them you don’t like their face so why do it on Twitter?

4.    Don’t hashtag everything

Very tedious. Not everything needs to be reduced to a slogan. Signing off with a summarizing hashtag suggests that the rest of your tweet was pointless

5.    Don’t cross post content

Linking your social media accounts might seem like streamlining, but the two should be different: Facebook for your friends, Twitter for public

6.    Don’t auto-post from apps

You might be immensely proud that your sat-nav has successfully guided you home rather than into the sea, but nobody else cares. Nobody

7.    Twitter isn’t an email account

Don’t tweet as a means of organizing your social life. why not send your mate a direct message? Or a text? Or even an actual email?

8.    Don’t brag

Boasting online doesn’t endear you to anyone. Adding #humblebrag won’t get you off the hook (see point 4)



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