10 tips to master Twitter etiquette

Before you tweet, ask yourself, would I care about this? Nine other tips to memorize—and follow.

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But with 200 million tweets being sent out into the Twittersphere daily, it’s imperative that you strictly follow Twitter etiquette to avoid a faux pas that can alienate your customers and colleagues. Here are our top 10 tips to keep you popular on the Twitter playground.

1. Mind your manners

If someone mentions you or retweets your post, thank them. People like to be recognized for their efforts. Plus, it’s a great way to begin a Twitter relationship. This small gesture may open the lines of communication between you and a potential customer or business partner. Even better, return the favor and retweet one of their posts.

2. Resist the urge to tweet too much

Research has shown that there is a fine line between just enough sharing and too much. Don’t clog your followers’ feeds with spam-like tweets. Remember that the best way to engage your audience is to post useful, interesting, relevant and original content. Before you tweet, ask yourself: “If I was a follower, would I care about this?”

3. Use #hashtags appropriately

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