Hey guys, as you all know now, I’m not a big fan of Twitter, I read an article on it and also made an effort to understand it so I figured, why not write an article about it ?
To summarize – for those who have not yet succumbed to the “joys” of this social network – the basics.
-Fist of all, on twitter, we speak English, a lot, not french. So, you can “follow” people (we follow it subscribes), and if these people appear to be less interesting than expected, just”unfollow”.
-It is not because we follow someone that he will follow us back (ex: Barack Obama, haha you wish!). And when you follow a star (ex: Zooey Deschanel) , you must ensure that the account is verified. To do that, just check if there’s a small “V” blue next to its name.
-Once this is set, the game is about saying funny things, or just sensible to its subscribers. You can also say nothing and just read the people you follow. When someone says something very funny or something that makes sens to you, you can ”RT”, meaning : “retweet” and share all the funny or meaningful content. If you find a brilliant one, it can be a “FF” or “follow Friday”. It is a practice every Friday to recommend to subscribers to follow other accounts. It is that appreciated because it’s nice.
-As the small cabalistic signs that impress newcomers, they have no magic. The # indicates a sharp discussion topic (ex: obama #) and @ indicates that you’re speaking to this particular person (@ barackobama). As for the “LT”, it means “live tweet”, if you want to comment or debate on live show.
——>Now, we can all tweet =) At least we’ll try, promise !<——-
PS : I’ve read two major rules about Twitter :
- Do not abbreviate words to bring them into 140 characters. Right less words, that’s all.
- If Mick Jagger and Sting send tweets to each other, do not interfere with their conversation as if you were Bono, the third thief.
What do you think Twitter addicts ? Do you have other rules ?