As a guest on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show, Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann was greeted by a song that essentially called her a b****. It was shockingly rude and not funny. Fallon reportedly has tweeted an "apology." That seems cowardly to me.
If you want to call someone a bad name, do it to their face; don't hide behind your band. And when you're called out on bad behavior like this, apologize personally, either over the phone or in person.
So please don't do that and these 5 other things on Twitter:
1. Tell us where you are, what you're eating, etc.
2. Write in Morse code
3. Promote companies who blindly ask everyone to send Tweets promoting their services
4. Over-Tweet (more than 4-5 in a 24-hour period)
5. Share links that look like they might be spam - word the Tweet so that we know you haven't been hacked
On the other side of the coin, please do use Twitter to:
1. Share news
2. Tell about a blog you've written or a project you're involved in
3. Comment on anything
4. Inspire with a quote
5. Thank a fellow Twitterer for a retweet
Great communication is all about matching the meaning to the medium - and Twitter is no different than anything else. When you want to share information or a brief thank-you, electronic is fine; but when it's something that really matters, face-to-face or voice-to-voice is critical.
Have a good day everyone, and good luck!