Annoying (and a couple of useful) things people do in Twitter

Not to be a copycat OR negative, but I was just reading "A Brief and Informal Twitter Etiquette Guide" ( and had some thoughts of my own to share. Here are some truly annoying things people do in Twitter that lead me to want to unfollow them:

1. Overuse the "@" or "RT" function
2. Share a very sparse thought like "I was..." with no ending to the thought
3. Speculate about things very self indulgently, as in "Just thinking..." - obviously you were just thinking, you're posting that thought on Twitter!

There are other annoying things I'm sure, but nothing that comes to mind very immediately. Here are a couple of GOOD things to do:

1. Provide useful information, tips, etc.
2. Share breaking news
3. Share a good quote. I really enjoy that.
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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.