12 Most Giblet Busting Ways to be a Jerky Turkey on Twitter
Thanksgiving is a day when Americans join together to give thanks for our blessings. A day we spend with family and dear friends to enjoy a grand meal, a parade and some football. Let’s apply some of our Thanksgiving manners to our on-line personas and learn how not to be a “jerky-turkey” on Twitter.
1. Fowl language
Everyone is entitled to an off day, an f-bomb here or there won’t get you an automatic unfollow, but run-off at the mouth with every tweet, and your flock will fly the coop.
2. Angry birds
Do you really need to spew anger and hate? There may be a corner of Twitter that thrives on that, but mainstream Twitter won’t be among your followers.
3. Too much stuffing
Cut out the stuffing! Two hashtags are enough — more than that and you are just grasping for attention.
That’s turkey-talk for Twitter-chats. Join in on any Twitter-chat — they are open to everyone but don’t gobble up the attention, stay on topic and be polite.
Remember your “please and thank you’s!” Thank folks for mentions and follows or you’ll find yourself out of the flock.
6. Frozen turkey
Thaw-out for goodness sake, tweet something original and get a profile picture!
7. Follow the flock
Unless you’re a rock star, POTUS or FLOTUS, follow back your tweeps.
8. Begging for seconds
Stop begging for more followers, if you can’t get them with your charming tweets you probably are a jerky turkey.
9. Keep your giblets to yourself!
Twitter loves pictures of your vacation, your kids and wine bottles; but please, keep your giblets to yourself!
10. Funny bones
Humor and sarcasm run like wild turkeys on Twitter; know when going too far is just too far.
Squash the Auto Direct Messages asking for a follow on Facebook or to watch your YouTube video!
Don’t be a phony baloney on Twitter. Tweet what you know; be engaging not fake.
What irks you about some Twitter-tweeps? Have you encountered any jerky turkeys lately? Share your #13 with us!
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