That is the question.
Look at that cute, little bird. He’s nothing to be afraid of. I meet people all the time who say they’re scared of Twitter because they think they might say the wrong thing. I always try to assure people to have fun with Twitter when they’re first starting out. I give the advice to not post anything you wouldn’t say to your grandmother. Then again, most of you haven’t met my grandmother. In most cases that’s pretty solid advice.
I’m on Twitter most of the day either personally or for clients. Part of what I do is monitor what is going on or what people are talking about on Twitter. Sound boring? I’m here to tell you it’s not in the least bit boring. I’ve seen great conversations. I’ve jumped into conversations that have inspired the way I do things at work. I’ve gotten great recipes for dinner. I’ve met some of the coolest people and some crazy ones. I’ve seen a flat out fight of tweets between people on Twitter. Let me give you an example.
I remember a couple of years ago when I was first starting to use Twitter. It was after a football game, a important football game, ok, it was the Super Bowl. During sporting events is absolutely the best time to be on Twitter. Don’t believe me? Check it out. Not naming any names but someone said something bad, I mean straight up inappropriate on Twitter about the team who won the game. I saw the tweet. I thought this should get interesting and man did it. This person got barraged with tweets. I mean that tweet went out and people let the person have it – mostly about how absurd, rude and unkind the tweet was. This person – after getting several, I mean, I have no idea how many tweets – decided to delete the tweet. Unfortunately for that person someone had already taken a screen shot of the tweet and retweeted it. It just went on and on and on. I never chimed in, seeing what everyone else was said was enough for me.
So the advice after writing this would be, have fun on Twitter – that’s what it’s there for. Just remember the Internet is written in ink and grandma might know how to do a screen shot.