If you’ve ever felt alone and isolated at work, you’re in luck. There is a pretty large and tight-knit community already buzzing away on Twitter. Because we pretty much sit at our desks all day, it only made sense that a real-time community would be built around social media. We are, after all, wired to the computer 24-7!
Twitter can be pretty overwhelming sometimes, even for the veteran user. With thoughts, emotions, and news flying at the speed of tweet, it can be difficult to keep up or even make a dent in the overall Twittersphere.
Pack your identity into a tweet by being:
- Witty: People on Twitter are pretty educated — Almost 75% of users have attended or graduated college. Whether it’s a good pun or a clever statement, craft your statement in such a way that it reflects how smart you are.
- Informative: The community consumes information at a voracious rate. If you find an interesting study, informative article, or some pearls of wisdom, share it. Information strengthens the community.
- Unique: Don’t go on a retweeting frenzy or link to articles all of the time. Let your true voice and personality shine through. You have a unique point of view. It’s valuable, so share it!
- Engaging: Talk to other people, pay some compliments, and get to know someone. Even a small acknowledgment tweet — i.e. “Good job!” — does a long way. Just make sure it’s genuine.
- Succinct: Try to keep it under 140 characters. Better yet keep it under 100 or 120 so that people can retweet your genius statement.
And, for the love of Goethe, don’t tweet in text-speak. It’s terribly annoying and turns off the entire community. If you want to be taken seriously, learn to say it in grammatically-correct English in under 140 characters. There’s nothing worse on Twitter than having great content and a great message but terrible execution.
How do you try to cut through the clutter?