Twitter is, like, wayyy popular right now*. Everyone and their mother is on it. I follow everyone from CNN to Serena to Jimmy Fallon. It's fun to both follow close friends and people who may or may not be famous. Having been on there for awhile now, I have noticed a few very annoying habits, though. I present them to you now and beg you not to do the following:
+ Fictional character twitters** can be fun, but don't go overboard. Having fake 'twitter conversations' about stuff from books or TV shows is not fun for us. Keep it to a minimum. (See the following)
+ Don't use Twitter as an instant messaging service. Or, if you do, use the Direct Message feature. No one wants to read the twitters being sent from you to your friend that mean nothing to us. "@CFB Are you coming over later?" "@Sarah Yes at 9." Now, why was texting not used for that?
+ However, if you have a lot of friends and need to tell them what time to come over, then sure, do a mass twitter, but be ready for strangers to show up.
+ Asking a question via Twitter is genius really. Kirstin one time asked via Twitter why a bartender put salt on her napkin before setting her beer down and I think about 8,489 people replied with the answer.
+ Traffic updates are acceptable, but do not overdue it. Reporting congestion on a highway at 8am probably is not twitter worthy.
+ Don't use twitter as a means to up your self confidence. Making eye contact when taking your order does not count as checking you out.
+ Being cryptic is okay sometimes, but being passive aggressive is not. Sometimes you just need to say something and have no one know what it means.
+ Don't advertise.
+ Don't spam.
That is all (for now).
*That was supposed to be in full-on Robin Sparkles "Let's Go To The Mall" voice.
**I don't like the word tweet.
+Title from Ashlee Simpsons