The nine golden rules of Twitter
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.