So the essence of Twitter is wit. You can see it inserted right there in the middle of the word. I'm sure all those die hard Facebook fans who refuse to switch over or join the twitter-verse do not understand this concept. Twitter for me and the majority of people who I follow is about working through comedic bits, humorous observations, analyzing the absurdity of everyday life, and current events..all of course in 140 characters or less. If you have 15 tweets in one day no one will bat an eye. In fact if they are of considerable wit you will probably gain followers. Try that kind of traffic on Facebook and people will respond negatively. You will be accused of clogging their news feed, which is normally packed full of gems like "afro ninja" and "surprise kitty". A status update is to a tweet what a girl with a nice personality is to an underwear model. I know you "Like" her, but not much to obsess over.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to the hashtag (#). You can follow the rules and "discover" which hashtags or topics are trending and participate with your own addition:
i.e. #TheBestConcertIEverAttended ...New Kids on the Block!!!
Or you can make up your own just to reiterate or further clarify the content of your tweet:
i.e. "If you buy a man shoes he will walk out of your life" #ThingsMyCrazyMotherSays. The previous was an actual tweet containing an actual quote from my mother. I am not sure how excludingspacesinaphrase helps you categorize a topical event or discussion, but some things are left unanswered.
Recently I changed my Twitter handle from the ever popular and hilarious @yourdadsayshi to @gummyblayr. I figured as I grow in my comedic career It makes sense to have at least some part of my name in my handle. R.I.P. @yourdadsayshi.
Be careful with retweeting and favoriting the tweets of others. If you retweet too much people with start to think you yourself have nothing original to say...why wouldn't they just follow the person you are retweeting if they thought what they had to say was so great? Don't over do it. And if you favorite someone's tweets in excess they will not believe you have any taste in what a good tweet is. The favorite star is not the "like" button on Facebook. It is saved for truly exceptional tweets and don't you forget it. If you favorite something it should make you actually "laugh out loud"
There is no doubt that I have replaced drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, and occasionally sex with Twitter. It is more addictive than anything I have ever encountered. At least I am not alone in my addiction. Everytime I see that little blue bird I start to twitch and wonder who has replied to my latest tweet. God have mercy on us all.
*about 2/3 of the previous blog is meant to be satirical