In this latest of the recent series about on-line manners, below are some guidelines I found, which I think are great for Twitter users. As always click the link at the end of the summary for a more detailed description.
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♦ Twitter manners 101
- Be gracious.
- Be social. Twitter is about conversation, not monologue. Say “thank you” a lot.
- Use the @ reply to publicly thank someone.
- Don’t just follow people; engage them.
- Have a sense of humor.Refrain from flaming.
- Use your words to encourage and lift up rather than to tear down.
- Never underestimate the power of a tweet.
- Don’t follow someone expecting him to follow you back. Follow because you’re interested in what the person has to say. Conversely, and somewhat ironically, if someone does follow you, it’s courteous to follow back.
- Be informal. Have fun. Don’t treat it as a chore.
- Don’t hound influential people, begging them to read your blog or retweet you. Win their trust and influence by being remarkable and serving them first. My best strategy for networking is serving others. via 20 Essential Tips for Better Twitter Etiquette | Goins, Writer.
♦ It is always a good idea to check out some of the rules Twitter has about:
Impersonation,Trademark. Privacy, Violence and Threats, Copyright, Unlawful Use, Misuse of Twitter Badges via Twitter Help Center | The Twitter Rules.
♦ You should also check out: Rules and best practices via Twitter Help Center | Rules and best practices.
I hope this is helpful 🙂