One of the most important factors of Social Media is the likability factor. Besides providing consistent, valuable content, it’s important for people to like you. Show your personality. Be interesting. Remarkable. One of the keys to doing this is by being polite. Social Media manners are crucial. This goes across every platform. There are certain basic techniques you should be practicing on Twitter that show good etiquette, politeness and excellent social media manners are it relates to this unique platform.
Make your 140 characters count, BUT, find a way to say what you have to say creatively and succinctly. Make it so that people can retweet it and add a few words when they do.
It’s fine to schedule tweets. The verdict is still out on automatic DM’s. Most either love them or hate them. Knowing that, if you choose to have an automatic direct message when people follow you. Craft it in a personable, sincere way. Don’t make it scream,I’m trying to sell you something.
Be mindful of your spelling and grammar. You will be judged. Take the time to thoughtfully write your tweet and present it with good writing. It’s important and it’s worth the effort.
Be thankful with a purpose.
It’s polite to thank people for retweets and you should do it. But do it with a purpose. Namely, engagement and building relationships. Say thank you and use this as an opportunity to start a conversation. Don’t just fill up your followers timelines with saying thanks for the retweet. Thank them and ask them about their day, comment on something they tweeted, or mention a common interest to start a conversation.
Don’t Be Pushy.
Focus on sharing consistent, valuable information and engaging with your followers. Don’t send individual tweets to a long list of followers pointing them to your latest product. Social is sharing, not selling.
What other Twitter etiquette tips come to mind for you? Please share them in the comment section below. Let’s discuss!