By Emily Farrar, Account Services Intern
To start off – I love Twitter! It is a great way to keep in touch with friends, stay up to date with news and be connected in many ways. However, it is also important to use Twitter in good taste.
Here are eight things to avoid when using Twitter:
1. Posting inappropriate photos. A common mistake you hear about involves individuals who post inappropriate photos on their social media account. As a rule of thumb, if you don’t want everyone to see it then don’t post it.
2. Cursing. Please refrain from using curse words on Twitter.
3. Personal attacks. A personal attack on another Twitter user can send negative messages to your followers and if your profile is public, everyone can see what you are tweeting. This audience could include potential employers, clients or other business professionals.
4. #over #using #hastags. Using too many hashtags in one tweet can overcrowd the content. Please try to keep your hashtags to a minimum.
5. Personal information. Releasing personal information over Twitter can have negative consequences. For example, if you tweet out any financial information your account could be at risk.
6. Confidential information. All confidential information should be kept confidential. Be careful not to tweet news that has not been released to the public.
7. Gossip and conversations. Please leave personal gossips, rumors or full on conversations out of social media. Twitter has a 140-word count to keep things short and sweet.
8. Negativity. You do not want to tweet negatively about a friend, client, business professional etc. on your account. If you would not like the whole world to hear, see or read it then please avoid tweeting about it. For example, do not tweet negatively about a business client.
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