Daily Archives: 08/01/2012
Posted by Talknowledgy
Caution: This is a rant.
Why does this (see below) deserve 24 retweets, eight favourites, and five replies (none of which blasted this particular individual for being boring and whiny)?
Seriously??? I’m now questioning everything I know about Twitter. There are studies about what makes a good tweet and this would seem to fly in the face of that. I just picked it somewhat at random from his feed – there are plenty of other good examples. This one is especially bad too because it was posted at 1:35 a.m. – typically a very quiet time for Twitter.
Granted, K’naan is a musician with over 145,000 followers at time of writing. I’m sure every time he sneezes it gets a dozen likes. Or maybe he just has a crowd of very loyal (and possibly paid off) hype men (and women)? But tweets like this are bad form, so don’t you go learning from him (or his social media manager)! Here’s a great guide on good tweets and bad tweets to refresh our memories. Maybe I can send a copy to K’naan.