Twitter – a wonderful medium connecting you with people across the globe that you may not have met otherwise. I love it. I truly do. The pros outweigh the cons. But it’s the cons that have been bugging me lately.
You have 140 characters, so tell the world something wonderful. Just think about what you are writing. Yes, I can often tweet about the mundane things in my life, yes I can share my opinion on ghastly flowers. But there is never a malicious undertone. None of my tweets are secret codes aimed at someone. Yet a lot of people blatantly do this. Don’t bully. Don’t make your account private so you can bitch.
You have 140 characters, be positive. Why spend those characters berating someone? Why waste your pre-determined tweet with poisonous intent. Don’t mock mental illness, don’t slander someone in the industry. Be nice.
You have 140 characters – do not use this as your diary. I get you are having a hard time. But I don’t want my timeline constantly full of it. Use your actual blog, or even better, a professional.
You have 140 characters and if you are boring, moaning and complaining I will unfollow you, what’s wrong with that? Don’t take it personally. Why can’t you unfollow someone on twitter without them calling you up on it?
You have 140 characters to be original. I get it, you wrote a blog post. Why are you telling me every 10 minutes? Tell me things I don’t know about you, entice everyone in to your life. We are on there because we want to connect. We are not going to if all you tweet are links to your posts/business website every 2 seconds.
You have 140 characters to change someone’s day for the better so go ahead and do it.
Opinions please? Am I just being a grumpus? Perhaps I am using twitter wrong?
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