jan 6

How Not To Use Twitter



That is brilliant.

posted by Jason DeRusha at 4:04 PM on January 6, 2009

I use our company's twitter to complain about how much I hate my job.

posted by BradOFarrell at 4:29 PM on January 6, 2009

oh, man.

posted by marrina at 5:55 PM on January 6, 2009

lol, awesome

posted by alisa at 6:06 PM on January 6, 2009

So does this count as a single-serving site? Because it's sort of like a prank, a fake-out. Dare I say like a Rick-Roll. So I guess I'm wondering if a single-serving site is meant to serve the viewer - or the person tricking the viewer into clicking?

posted by Rachel Sklar at 6:13 PM on January 6, 2009

Ehhh. Most people on Twitter use it for a form of PR/marketing. Except maybe this guy.

While its usually not as blatant as a brand with a trademarked name (there are of course exceptions), personal marketing runs rampant on Twitter. Why else would tools like Twinfluence and Twitter Grader exist?

posted by kvang at 7:17 PM on January 6, 2009

PS. Your Twitter Grade is 100 out of 100. Have you thought about monetization?

posted by kvang at 7:20 PM on January 6, 2009

Yeah, but that whole person-as-brand thing is a bit of a cul-de-sac. It's not so much that it's innacurate as it is stifling.

posted by Rex at 7:29 PM on January 6, 2009

Oh yeah, I should have provided a link with the above comment.

posted by Rex at 12:12 PM on January 7, 2009

I'm documenting my failures 140 characters at a time.

posted by taulpaul at 2:10 PM on January 7, 2009

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