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Monday, June 21, 2010

How not to tweet

I once tweeted (sorry New York Times) five simple rules about "why nobody follows you" on Twitter. It bears repeating, in light of this:



That crazy bloodied nose guy not looking at the road while he's driving with a manic laugh is none other than U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado, breaking rule No. 5.

Thankfully, Hudson Valley politicians who tweet behave much better. Sometimes.

Oh, yeah, the rules. Here they are:

1 Why nobody follows you: You post irrelevant info. Also, I like cheese.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



2 Why nobody follows you: You insult your followers, you stupid person!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



3 Why nobody follows you: Your post is a reply that makes no sense. why did you do that, @leeroyjenkins?less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



4 Why nobody follows you: You post four or more tweets in a row.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



5 Why nobody follows you: TMI! http://twitpic.com/1slffaless than a minute ago via Twitpic

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