Are You Minding Your Manners on Twitter?

November 23, 2011

Yes, there are rules (even though some should be self-evident) on the do’s and don’ts on Twitter. Heidi Cohen does a great job identifying them in a recent post giving you 24 guidelines. Here are just a few:

  • Use a recognizable Twitter handle - keep it short and align it so it can go across several platforms.
  • Brand your page - make sure your Twitter page has the same look and feel as the rest of your branding efforts.
  • Twitter bio - should be there to help others figure out what you’re all about.
  • Let followers know if you’re going to be increasing your tweets - an example would be going to a conference or trade show.
  • Give credit where it’s due - acknowledge the originator.
  • Beware of TMI (too much info) - tell what time it is, not how to build a watch.
  • Pay-it-forward - contribute helpful info and re-tweet and support others without expecting anything in return.

What can you add to the list?


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