Whenever I hear mention of a social media Tweet, the song Rockin’ Robin comes to mind. If you are of the generation that recognizes the word play between the two, you probably now have the lyrics bopping around in your head.
Modern day Tweets are the things you write on Twitter. Sharing with all who follow you and who have found you through those followers and use of #Hashtags.
You have up to 140 characters/spaces to get your point across. Become creative in wording can pay off. For example the sentence, Start with steps 1, 2 and 3. Condensed to Strt w/steps123. Offers up more character usage in the overall content of the Tweet.
Since Hashtags are incorporated more and more in every social media platform, I found this article by Leanne O’Sullivan to be useful for Twitter as well as those who use Instagram.
Her post outlines some of the basic protocol use of #Hashtags: The rule of thumb is generally no more than five. They should not be long-winded or a complete sentence. They should not make up the whole descriptive monologue (one hashtag word, after another hashtag word, after another). Most importantly, they should be relevant to the topic of the Tweet.
In summary: 1. Utilize characters/spaces to your advantage; 2. Don’t send out tweets that are not appreciated; And 3. Be smart about your #Hashtag use.
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