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My Rules for Twitter

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you know that I"m an compulsive twitterer. When I go on a streak there is always the possibility that I'll single handily cause a fail whale appearance or a 4-5 minutes delay on tweet delivery. In fact, according to tweetstats I post around 20 updates a day. Of course, when you consider the fact that I signed up for twitter about 5 months before I actually started using it, you can probably put my tweets per day at round 30-40 when I'm actually on line most of the day.

Why am I writing this? Well yesterday I was on Twitter, discussing this and that, and saw a link from @intheloop to PC Magazine's 13 Twitter Dont's. I read through it, and immediately posted the fact that I generally break rules 3, 5, 7, and sometimes 8. So here's the deal, I've already posted my rules for getting me to stop following you, so here are my rules for Twitter.

  1. There are no rules

Sorry to dissapoint all of you, but that is it. Of course it's important to use common sense, you are leaving your public record out there. Still, if you want to tweet 3 or 300 times a week, never reply to anyone, only follow celebrerties or news orgs, or just tweet about going to the restroom, go for it. That's the beauty of Twitter, as long as you don't break the terms of service, you're in control. Of course you might not have any followers, but hey that's your choice, and of course everyone elses choice to. So go for it, if your not on Twitter, join, if you are on Twitter, don't read up on how to fit in, it's a community not high school, everyone has their place.


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