Twitter: Inform, not MeForm

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PsyBlog put out a great article today entitled “Twitter – 7 Highly Effective Habits.” My favorite among the 7 tips is the second on the list “Inform, not meform”.  What the author means by this is that giving knowledge to others is a great way to use Twitter, but imparting more information about oneself (unless you are Brad Pitt) is a bore.

This may strike many as common sense, but of the 500+ Twitter users studied in a recent 15-month survey, only 20 percent were informers, while a whopping 80% were meformers.  Possibly the tides will change when these self-preoccupied tweeters realize that informers grow followers at thirty times the rate of meformers.

To see the entire article, see the link below.

http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/02/twitter-7-highly-effective-habits.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PsychologyBlog+%28PsyBlog%29

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