Don’t Be A Twit with ‘Don’t Be A Twit’ Posts

by Emon Hassan on April 24, 2008

I’ve read at least four or five posts in the past couple of days about how not to be a Twit on Twitter. One blogger writes:

Skip the mundane minutiae of your day. No one needs to know you just woke up. Or if you’re watching television. “If you think it’s boring,” says ****, “chances are I will too.”

Well, excuuusse me, didn’t know Twitter Police was in town. I’m sure your commandment is in par with Twitter’s. Let’s see what it says about the ‘mundane minutiae’ of the day.

How do I use it?

Tell us what you’re doing in 140 characters or less! Send your thoughts, observations, and goings-on in your day. Whether you’re “eating an apple” or “looking foward to the weekend” or “Heading out of town” it’s twitter-worthy. Join us here. All of your personal information including your phone number is, of course, confidential.

What!! “eating an apple” is twitter-worthy!! How dare Twitter! Why weren’t Twitter Police consulted prior to this?

Here’s another:

“Also, while posting from an event like SXSW isn’t a bad idea, no one wants the play-by-play of your dinner with college buddies.”

I didn’t know you were the Idea Police too? If I tweet “I’m scratching my balls with the guitarist’s fave pick….and she didn’t notice” from SXSW, that would be okay…but not “Gary just declared he will sign with Nike”? Or “Cindy’s left breast is a ventriloquist”? I think talent discovery at a dinner party is twitter-worthy.

Twitter’s tag line is “What are you doing?” If you don’t like to know what someone is doing then what are you doing following them?

I’m sure you guys wrote those ‘twit’ posts as a joke. Me too. :)

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