“Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America’s economic, political, and social life.” (Bill Clinton – US President, politician, porn star, some random guy)
So… You’ve created a Twitter account, you realize that you have exactly 140 characters in which to articulate yourself (I can shorten that to “talk”, right?), and you start getting your social networking groove on… Then it happens, you’ve gone from a college communicating level to a preschool level… “OMG tht was CUL u shud follow me & i follow u 2!” (I have 92 characters left so I can add a link to some cat pictures! Sweet!)
“But Tami,” you say, “I don’t want to sound like a stiff. Tweeters don’t follow boring people!”
Too true! There must be a balance between appearing professional and being approachable on Twitter… cough Pardon me, on the Twitters. You want to appear to be in the now, be on the up-and-up, and still appear to be intelligent, professional, and worthy of landing your dream job. So how do you tread this tightrope of tweeting?