Frank Viola blogs on 10 Twitter Mistakes that Make You Look Clueless:

In the spirit of “do unto others,” I’m writing this post to pass on what I’ve learned. Some of these things are mistakes I’ve made myself. Others are things I intuitively knew were bad practices when I first started out, but I keep seeing people practice them.

I’m no expert on Twitter (I don’t know if such people exist), but I can pass on what I’ve learned and have observed.

  1. Repeating the same tweet over and over again.
  2. Repeating the same tweet multiple times, tagging all the people you want to see the post
  3. Retweeting compliments and posts that extol your own work.
  4. Only tweeting your own work.
  5. Asking questions that demand long answers
  6. Overwhelming your Twitter followers with too many tweets in a day
  7. Not thinking before you tweet
  8. Never Retweeting others
  9. Never checking or responding to your Direct Messages (DM)
  10. Tweeting things that contain no value for your readers
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0 thoughts on “Social networking and the Archbishop”

  1. We at wholeheartedly agree with this along with the Archbishop’s comments yesterday in The Sunday Telegraph that Facebook and MySpace are leading young people to seek “transient” friendships, with quantity becoming more important than quality.

    CitySocialising is refreshingly all about “real friends in the real world” and was created to enable people out from behind their computer screens and into the face to face social fire. We know that real world friendships are far more valuable than online friendships and that interacting face-to-face with others is essential for a person’s emotional wellbeing.

    Whilst the internet is a great tool to find like minded others and initiate new friend connections, it’s the offline meeting and socialising with these people and a shared history of experiences through which genuine friendships are forged.

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