The nine golden rules of Twitter
Published 03/02/2012 | 10:08
American researchers have released that the majority of Tweets go unread or irritate people. Here are their tips to make sure your message gets noticed:
1.Old news is no news. Twitter is fast moving so information gets stale quickly so don't repeat links that have already been repeated several times.
2.Contribute to a story rather than just comment on it. Which means add your own opinion or a new fact or don't bother.
3.Keep it short. Even 140 characters can be too long for some people's rambling comments.
4. Limit the syntax. Do not overuse hashtags, @mentions and abbreviations.
5.Don't tell everyone where you are all the time. Twitter users particular hate Foursquare check-ins
6.Don't just link to a blog or a photo without giving readers a reason why they should click on it.
7.Don't whine. Negative sentiments and complaints were disliked.
8. Be a tease. If you want someone to go onto your website, don't give away the whole story in a tweet but use it as a way of hooking the reader.
9. Celebrities - the tiniest detail of your daily routine is not any more interesting because you are famous. People want your professional insights, not to know what you like in a sandwich.