David’s Twitter Newbie Tip II

Congratulations – you’ve gotten the job to deal with Social Media at your company – a license to play around in Twitter and Facebook while everyone is working!

On Twitter, all you need to do is get some followers and you are away.

Here’s a thought though – a small thing but important to me:

I hang out on Twitter whenever I have some time and I love to communicate with people. That’s the key word – PEOPLE! If we have interests in common, I’d be really happy happy to network and chat with you – that’s you the person. If you use a corporation or organization name, I lose interest rapidly, no matter how great the company might be.

If you feel the need to include your business name, fine. I’d have no issue chatting with Steve_at_Apple, but just Apple? No thanks – how do I even know it’s the same person each time?

So that’s my latest Twitter newbie tip. If you want to communicate with me (or people who think like me) keep it at a personal level.

Have fun with Twitter!!


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    My Twitter account has been suspended. It seems I violated the Terms of Service and Rules policy, specifically, “You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activity.” In my defense, I was referring to a news story that was reported on most Internet news services, including time.com. Red Bull Cola was pulled from store shelves in Germany because trace amounts of cocaine were found in the drink. Yesterday, in my blog, I estimated that it would take at least 400 cans of the popular energy drink to get high on the cocaine. In my Twitter comment, I wrote: “Red Bull Cola is pulled from the stores in Germany; 0.13 micrograms of cocaine found in drink. I just bought 400 cans.” Then I sent out another message with a link to my web page: “I'm getting high on Red Bull.” Within a half hour I was informed on my Twitter page that my account had been suspended due to “strange activity.” If you would have read my blog yesterday, you would have learned that although the amount of cocaine found in the drinks was insignificant, because of the high sugar and caffeine content, anything close to 25 cans would have caused cardiac arrest. Full story:

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