Monday, June 15, 2009

12 tips to help you tweet more effectively

Since I started using twitter, I've had to contract my thoughts into 140 characters or less. It's not a bad thing, but I've had to think more when I tweet. Here are some tips to help you along.

  1. Use "&" instead of "and"
  2. Use numbers instead of spelling out the number; e.g. "1" instead of "one" unless it makes your thought unreadable
  3. When re-tweeting, try to edit the original tweet if you can to make it more legible, but don't change its meaning
  4. Use synonyms to find shorter words that means the same; go to a cool online Thesaurus at
  5. Sometimes an antonym for your word will convey your thought just as good. Go to
  6. Re-read your tweet before sending. If you are confused, your readers will be as well
  7. End your sentences with a period
  8. Use dashes or semi-colons to separate your thoughts if applicable
  9. Use only one space between sentences
  10. If in a crunch for space, consider re-wording before removing punctuations
  11. Leave space for others to re-tweet your message
  12. Spell check your tweet before sending. Spelling mistakes decreases your credibility.
Well, this is it for now, if I think of more, I'll either update this entry or add a new one.

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