So, you can make a tweet that people will (statistically) read, re-tweet, reply, share, save, or ignore, and here’s the proof.
If, like the original article suggests, you are an academic using twitter for academic use (and many do, successfully) then there are a few ‘styles’ of tweets that you need to be aware of, and how your audience, your network, your PLN (Personal Learning Network), will view them.
“Broadly, we found that a little more than a third (36 per cent) of tweets were considered worth reading, while a quarter were not worth reading at all. (39 per cent elicited no strong opinion). Despite the social nature of Twitter, current mood, activity or location tweets were particularly disliked, while questions to followers and information sharing were most worthwhile.”
PS. it’s quite a small graphic so I’ve enlarged it slightly, hence the fuzzy writing/outlines.
Image source and original article: LSE – Who gives a tweet?
The article highlights the following tweet behaviours:
- Tweets emphasising real-time information, old news, or even links that were fresh this morning, can be annoying. Continue reading