These best practices aren’t carved in stone. These aren’t rules. The Twitters I follow are one of my sources of content that I share on Twitter and other social media platforms. However, not all tweets are retweet-able. There’s got to be a better way of doing this instead of retweeting Twitter handles after Twitter handles.
Who this blog is for
If you are new to Twitter, read on.
If you’ve been on Twitter for years, and you consider yourself a Social Media “Ninja” or “Guru,” please share your learnings in the “Speak Your Mind Section.”
If your knowledge on Twitter is intermediate, hop on to the “Best Practices” section, then “Speak your Mind.
What a retweet is
Twitter.com defines retweet as:
“A retweet is a re-posting of someone else’s Tweet. Twitter’s retweet feature helps you and others quickly share that Tweet with all of your followers.”
Where to find the retweet button
Quote tweet is below in green arrow if you are on twitter.com:
Quote Tweet | Retweeting Best Practices
- Don’t retweet a tweet that is full of Twitter handles unless you have an ongoing conversation with all those folks. If you wish to thank the original tweeter, tweet directly to that person. It’s more personal that way.
- IRL (in real life), when someone says: “Hello” or “How are you? ” what do you do? You respond, riiiiight? Consider the “Hello” the beginning of a conversation.
What I am trying to say is do not retweet a “Hello!”
- Retweet information that would benefit your target audience and your followers. Think of this acrostic when clicking the “Retweet” button.
- Share others’ tweets too, not just yours.
- Include a personal comment about the post when you retweet, when possible.
- Ensure that the content is from trusted source before resharing it.
Limit a retweet to 120 characters so others will have space to respond.(Update: Twitter’s quote tweet solved this issue recently.)
- Try retweeting topics that are neutral.
- Read before you share a tweet especiall if you do not know the source.
- …………….YOUR turn.
Yes, your turn! What do you retweet? I know YOU too have something to share from your experience. Speak your mind.
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