Learning to tweet

Like any app, twitter has a learning curve, and after about six weeks of active use, I feel like I’m crossing the threshold of being comfortable. What have I learned about successful tweeting, aka, rules to twit by? Here goes:

  • Personality rules; voice and tone trump URLS
  • It’s the (cyber virtual) watercooler–ask and ye shall be @ replied
  • Little links are useful, but not if every post is twit-linking to your stuff (ugh)
  • Twitter is beyond transparency, this is a medium where truly being expressive makes a huge difference
  • Feel free to be opinionated, it’s not your blog
  • Twitter is the small footprint of the Net; if it was a car, it would be carbon neutral.