Twitter Guidelines to Live By
Part of the Twitter For Dummies Cheat Sheet
The Twitterverse doesn’t have many rules, but there is such a thing as Twitter etiquette. Writing tweets of 140 characters or less isn’t the only guideline. Your experience on Twitter will be a positive one if you keep the following tips in mind:
Say what you think and are doing.
In general, try to keep tweets longer than one word so that your followers can understand you.
Listen to what your Twitter friends are saying.
Respond to Twitter friends when you can add value to the conversation.
Update your status at least once a day.
Fill in your profile and biography so that other people can know more about you.
Use your own picture as your avatar. If the picture that you use contains more than one person, make sure that people can tell which one is you.
Whenever you’re referencing another Twitter user, use his name with an @ sign in the front so that the user can see you mentioned him and so that other users can see whom you’re talking about.
Use hashtags to give context to updates that may not make sense otherwise.