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How to be a Powerful Tweeter and Thrive in the Twitter Ecosystem

This piece was written by Megan Garber for The Atlantic


A study based on 43,000 responses to Tweets found precisely what people like and loathe about microblog posts.


Here are some of the findings:


**Twitter, as a communications platform, has evolved beyond nascent Twitter's charmingly mundane updates ("cleaning my apartment"; "hungry") and into something more crowd-conscious and curatorial.


**Though Twitter won't necessarily replace traditional news, it increasingly functions as a real-time newswire, disseminating and amplifying information gathered from the world and the web.


**At the same time, though, being social, it functions as a source of entertainment. Which means that we have increasingly high -- and increasingly normalized -- expectations for Twitter as both a place and a platform.


**We want it to enlighten us, but we also want it to amuse us.

In that context, tweets that are informative or funny -- or, ideally, informative and funny -- evoke the best responses.


 **Tweets that contain stale information, repeat conventional wisdom, offer uselessly de-contextual news, or extoll the virtues of the awesome salad I had for lunch today don't, ultimately, do much to justify themselves.


So: Do be useful. Do be novel. Do be compelling. Do not, under any circumstances, be boring.


This is what caught my attention:


****Contribute to the story: To keep people interested, add an opinion, a pertinent fact or otherwise add to the conversation before hitting "send" on a retweet.


Takeaway:


"The Twitter ecosystem values learning about new content," the study notes -- so new info, it seems, is new info, regardless of who provides it.  


**Sharing your own work conveys excitement about that work -- which means that self-promotion, rather than being a Twitter turn-off, can actually be an added value.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering " Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


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Before You Hit The Retweet Button - Here Are Some Important Things To Consider

Before You Hit The Retweet Button - Here Are Some Important Things  To Consider | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Stanford for Pushingsocial because I thought what he had to say was important for all of us who are on Twitter. It's also a great segue for taking our tweets/curation to the next level in 2012.


We're all curating and I believe it all begins on twitter. Our careful selection of what we tweet as well as who we retweet reflects who we are and what value we're bringing to our following.


**2012 will be all about reputation and quality, what we did last year won't cut it. We have to take our work to the next level.


The author suggests that if we abolish the RT button  it would make all of us go to the actual blog and read the article, add our own comments or maybe create our own tweet based on the article.


I thank you Stanford, for being so honest about your tweeting and for giving us food for thought before we hit the retweet button.


I can't imagine tweeting or retweeting anything, no matter who posted it, without going to the site and reading the article. There have been so many times when I saw a great headline only to be disappointed because the content had no substance, and at least one or two instances where the facts were not correct. 


So be careful! Remember that you put your name behind anything you tweet.


My advice is, don't post anything if you haven't read it and if it isn't top quality, don't retweet it.


Here's one thing that caught my attention:


Do We Need A Little Tough Love?


**I’m not advocating that Twitter scrap the retweet button but this thought experiment is intriguing.


**If anything, it reminds us that curation is more than just clicking a button.


**It requires attention to detail and delivering value.


**I wonder what would happen if content marketers and curators would implement a self-imposed retweet button boycott.


**Go back to the old-school and spend time with every blog post and craft every retweet. What would change?


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