I’ve had a Twitter account for over a year and a half, a lot longer than most of my peers. But like most people who set up an account, I was instantly addicted. I like the environment on Twitter much more than Facebook. It’s not obnoxious to tweet several times a day like it is to post on Facebook. I often find myself tweeting when I see something interesting on campus or if I need to vent and I know my followers would feel the same way I do on a subject. I also retweet interesting things from the people I follow. But according to an article at socialmediatoday.com, there are times when tweeting is inappropriate. There are fourteen times and to get all fourteen reasons, you can go to the article but here are my favorites:
1. Driving- obviously nothing is important enough to tweet about that would risk your and others’ safety.
4. Walking up a flight of stairs.
5. You are hurt, upset, or angry. If you tweet something when you’re angry, you can’t take it back and hindsight is 20/20.
10. Going down a flight of stairs.
11. Someone needs your help.
13. You’re drunk.
The whole list is hilarious and helpful. There are some times when others’ feelings and safety are just more important than informing the world about what is happening.