What’s the Twitter Golden Rule?

Tweet others the way you want to be tweeted, according to a social media manager.

Some social media specialists arguing that, “No! There is already too much clutter on Twitter!” On the other hand, thanking someone is the polite thing to do. They shared your tweet because they must have found value in it; it makes sense to thank them.

At MediaBistro’s AllTwitter bog, much has been said for the first opinion. If you really need to thank someone, send the person a direct message, argues Shea Bennett. If they aren’t following you, a “THNX 4 RT!” is not going to convince them to add you. Otherwise, those thank yous, often without context, are going to clutter up everyone’s feeds. They are a waste of 140 characters on a platform already swelling with content.

But is that really the case?

Twitter is huge. It is messy. And it is growing by the minute—the microblogging platform is set to double its user base in 2014. The Cookerly PR Twitter account has more than 1000 followers, and it can be overwhelming—almost impossible—to keep up with every tweet.

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