Oct 7 Posted 4 years ago
Hey, I really like your comment Dee_17... to me, I got more from that compared to the article itself. Very good advice for brands tweeting, which is what I do for my company, Philips.
Sep 4 Posted 4 years ago
People who are stalked and harrassed make their accounts private, and it's a good strategy to do so, as legal options are limited and Twitter won't help unless law enforcement gets involved.
Jun 13 Posted 5 years ago
I think it's perfectly reasonable for someone to protect their tweets!
For a more in-depth response please see here: http://www.cloudview.com.sg/2011/06/think-you-know-twitter-think-again/
Jun 12 Posted 5 years ago
There are many ways to twitter and some of them are culture based. I'm Dutch. We twitter more personal and less commercial then in the USA.
Ik made a free iPhone app: 10 Twitter Writing Tips. This booklet is an adaptation of the article “Ten things twittering has in common with writing fiction”. It has 10 chapters:
7 Central character
8 Supporting characters
10 Creating an atmosphere
With these tricks you learn:
How to write captivating tweets
How to get your tweets retweeted
How to get many mentions and replies
Jun 10 Posted 5 years ago
I have 2 accounts - one protected, one not. Protected is for a small group of local friends where we get personal, it's linked to my Foursquare so people I know can find me when I'm out and about, etc. One is for a photoblog I have on Tumblr and for businesses I like and news, that is not protected and my protected one directs people there.
My pet peeve on Twitter is when a brand/person as a brand gets too personal. If you're tweeting about your products, blogn on a specific subject, etc, I don't want to see you suddenly complaining about your sciatica, how hard your day at work is, and stuff like that. It's so unprofessional and a big turn off to me. If it's a personal account, fine! If not, don't tweet it.
Jun 10 Posted 5 years ago
Really? You would put readability at risk by using an ampersand instead of 'and' for the sake of two characters? OK, if you need to get characters back on a long tweet to ensure retweetability then I am with you, but not as a general rule.
Similarly, the AP style guide's basic rule is to spell out numbers from one to nine and to use numerals for 10 and above. There are tons of exceptions, read up on them if you wish. Again, in most cases you will be losing only a few characters.
Are you using LOL in corporate tweets? LOL and other initialisms developed initially to account for slow communication methods and input mechanisms. Internet slang was adopted to create a sense of exclusivity for 'in' groups, typically teens or socially less accepted groups like sci-fi fans or hackers. Before you use these type of abbreviations in your tweets shouldn't you be asking if that is the image you are trying to present?
Professional tweeters should be familiar with the AP Style Guide because it will help their content familiar and accessible to the largest audience. Once they are familiar with the Style Guide they can make a conscious decision to violate it to make a tweet stand out or represent their company in a more appropriate fashion.
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