What are you doing?
What are you thinking?
- Tweet smart, provocative ideas (i.e., original or properly attributed ideas)
- RT something smart I’ve tweeted
- Follow people with smart tweets
- Whine about your road woes, e.g., “No upgrade to business class”, while I’m cube-warming in hell.
- Inform me of what you’re eating, e.g., “Picked up Gyro at Kabobi”
- Incessantly regurgitate links, mentions, and RTs for people in the same community I follow.
Groom Your Persona
Make smart assertions and smart observations based on your boot-on-the-ground experience. Be sure to pass on the smart assertions and observations of others; particularly those outside the tag cloud of your professional community. It’s appealing to be provocative as long as you’re not the boy who cried wolf.
If you can’t help yourself from hurling inconsequential slobber into the ether, create another persona that reflects the pitifully vacuous life most of us lead.
Twitter is a killer micro-blogging forum. Revel in the challenge of Twitter’s 140 character limit! Last summer I challenged the agile community with an exercise to write user stories with a 140 character limit (see User Story Tweets).
Twitter Is Like
Twitter is a like a haiku when you’re not committed to a novel. Figure out what your professional persona should be. If you’re a letter turner in a skin-tight body suit
- I want to know about interesting phrases you’ve encountered.
- I don’t want to know when you’re stuck in traffic.