Posted on July 2, 2011.
So, if you aren’t already on Twitter, I suggest you get on to it. If you think Twitter is stupid and weird , there is a slight chance you really might be the stupid one here. And I didn’t mean it in a condescending way, well, I did, maybe, just a little bit. But any site that enables its users to express themselves in just 140 characters (or less) has to churn out some classic witticisms, cynicisms. And obviously dumb-isms and stupid-isms also, because, hello? stupid people are omniscient.
But there are unwritten rules of etiquette (twittiquette, if you may) if you want to be considered as the intelligent part of the twitter community (read, the very small percentage). IF. I said IF. Intelligent tweeple, follow the rules and don’t call themselves tweeple, I guess.
1) So it’s okay If you’ve JUST joined twitter and your first few posts have something to do around, how you’re getting used to it, how it is different and maybe even how twitter is not for you (this all changes quickly). This is only okay if you’re JUST IN. So i’m going to say the buffer is 15. Which is considerably on the higher side since I’m such a forgiving person. Anything post the magic number, will make you look like a numb-skull (for the lack of a better word). After 15 and you’re still not used to it and you carry on ranting, it’s only better you LEAVE.
2) #hashtagging #every #post #you #have #ever #posted, #not #only #makes #you #look #like #a #novice #but #a #stupid #one #THAT. It’s not necessary to include a trending topic in EVERY SINGLE post. What’s worse is making up your own trend, just so you have something to hash-tag. NO NO NO NO NO.
3) Thou shalt be judged by the list of people you are following on Twitter. Enough said.
4) I don’t really understand the phenomena of people locking their tweets. I don’t know if they’re trying to protect their words from these random bandits who’re on the loose on twitter? Locking your tweets on twitter is like putting 13 cents in a safe. THERE, I JUST STOLE SOMEONE’S THOUGHT. See? no harm done.
5) Also, it’s not definately, defiantly, defanately or deffinately. It’s definitely.
Twitter is a place to let your creativity loose. 140 characters is just Twitter’s way of saying F*** you, be creative and THEN express what’s happening. So if you’re brushing, shopping, eating, sleeping, breathing, painting your toe nails, etc. Don’t bother.