February 17, 2010
Twitter Faux Pas
I’ve been on Twitter since February 2007. I still really enjoy the conversations there, but I find I am resorting to Lists of people more than watching the public timeline nowadays.
Last week I was thinking about writing a post on some of the worst mistakes people make on Twitter, so I asked you for your thoughts on this. Here’s some of the answers I got from my friends:
@chaoskitten82: posting stuff like “i’m having a terrible day” or “so-and-so broke up with me again” when it’s too personal…it’s awkward
@ThadHatcher: Quotes turn me off b/c it feels like you are tweeting just to tweet and care 2 much about
@bretthenley: over using words like “sell,” “cheap,” “buy” and “social media.” Perhaps that’s more of an annoyance than mistake …
@briancauble: Biggest twitter mistake is following way too many people before building a following.
@4byoung: Auto DMs have to right up there. How about every 3rd Tweet as a plug for your business?
@thecreativeone: Caps lock. Can’t stand it!
@JuliaThinks: live-tweeting a tv show/sport event. Ok to make few comments, not 20+. If I wanted to know, I would watch it myself.
@BradBlackman: The biggest mistake people make on Twitter is complaining about how bad their boss is!
@CathyWebSavvyPR: Agreed: worst twitter mistake – Auto DMs. Also brands who just broadcast – automate tweets, never interact.
@lespaulrob: i would have to say ONLY retweeting other people. gets old fast.
@Jammond: Using text and leaving signatures attached.
What would you add to the list as a Twitter personal annoyance or major faux pa?
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