This message from the eloquent Twitter office was in my inbox this morning.
Aggressive following and tweeting?
Twitter, I follow 291 people and yesterday I tweeted 10 times in a 24-hour time period.
It’s probably a glitch in the system, as I am still able to access my account, but the email did make me think about Twitter etiquette.
My Top 5 Twitter Etiquette Rules
Love Yourself (But Not Too Much) When all of your Tweets are promoting you and your latest blog post, product, etc – people stop paying attention to you. Take a few Tweets a day to promote your post, but leave it there. If people want to read your blog, they’ll will.
Common Sense is Not Common… And there is tons of proof of that statement on Twitter. So you ate a bad piece of chicken and now you’ve got the runs – I’m sorry for you, but I don’t want to know about it.
#Stop #With #The #Overuse #of #Hashtags You see my point, right?
Private Conversations Should be private It’s great to Tweet back and forth with a friend a few times, but when your Tweets turn into full-blown 140 character conversations – it’s time to either pick up the phone, write an email, or send a text.
Living in Twitter Land When I see Tweets from people like “Right now I’m having the most romantic dinner EVER!” or “Loving spending time with my family.” I stop and think why are you tweeting about that? I guess that’s more real life etiquette. Live in the moment – not on Twitter.*
*I’m not talking about random life stuff like, “Headed to Vegas with the girls!” – just things that require you to be in the moment with people you love.
What are some things you’d add to the Book of Twitter Etiquette?