Twitter Commandments

[originally posted here to denoulogy.com]

This is such a dumb, bad post. I keep this now only to show how dumb I am. Also please note the use of “twitter” as a verb before “tweet” was in general usage.

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 OK, those of you that know me know I consider myself a social sheriff of sorts. So, I took it upon myself to put together some commandments about how to use Twitter. It just felt like a place begging for some guidance.

Thou shalt not twitter about traffic: http://tinyurl.com/55d4ww

Thou shalt not twitter about plane delays: http://tinyurl.com/6nxjsf

Thou shalt not send tweets saying you’re showing someone twitter: http://tinyurl.com/5smqse

Thou shalt not blame the link of Facebook and Twitter as an excuse to violate the commandments: http://tinyurl.com/67dexj

Thou shalt not have more than a 3-tweet reply (@username) conversation:
http://tinyurl.com/5wx7lq (pick one)

Thou shalt not make your first tweet in over 90 days an angry tweet:
http://tinyurl.com/66djpm

Thou shalt not only use twitter solely to drive traffic to your blog (less than 1 in 10 non-blog related tweets is a good sign you’ve sold out): http://tinyurl.com/5fp2ok

Thou shalt not twitter tv and movie spoilers: http://tinyurl.com/5kkzj9

Thou shalt not twitter about a social event not all your followers were invited to (and felt they should have been): http://tinyurl.com/58s486

Why isn’t accidentally twittering instead of direct messaging on here? Because that’s like telling people a commandment of email is “thou shall not reply all when you don’t want to.” Which I would put on par with yelling “be careful” to someone who just fell down the (social) elevator shaft.

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One thought on “Twitter Commandments

  1. Saneel Radia

    It’s funny looking back on this list 2 years later. I believe in all of them, but am on pace to violate one a year.

    Reply

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