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I joined Twitter. Now what?

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Derek Powazek, the editor and publisher of Fray magazine, has some advice on how to use your Twitter account more effectively. Suggestions include going private, ignoring how many followers you have, and turning off retweets. My favorite:

Remember where you are. Any thought worth thinking takes more than 140 characters to write. Twitter is useful for a great many things, but nuanced discussion of important topics is not one of them. Twitter is like shouting over the band in a bar. You can do it, but you have to keep it short: “I love this song!” Don’t get baited into a back-and-forth with a stranger. The immediate, short nature of Twitter is good at amping up disagreement, and bad at reaching understanding.

Twitter for Adults [Derek Powazek]

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November 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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