The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tweeters: #4 Use @ Mentions Correctly

Remember that kid in high school who said that he hung out with the popular kids over the weekend…but really only went over to drop off his older sister? Or that co-worker who said that she met a bunch of famous people at an event the other night when you know that she was at a restaurant down the street?

The ones who name drop like it’s going out of style…the ones who send shout outs to people they barely even know…the ones who say they have connections but really don’t. We all know a few and we all know how annoying it can be.

In the Twitter world, you don’t have to name-drop to be recognized as a reputable company. Engaging in constructive conversation is great. Shouting out a list of names in a row to the Twitter universe is not. Remember, content is key.

Are you an Annoying Tweeter?

Have you tweeted something like this in the last few days:

“@SonicSEO @CoolGuy1 @PopularGirl3 @AwesomeDude45 @FamousCelebrity hi”
If so, you might be a name dropper.

The good thing is, you can fix the way you interact with others. Having quality interactions with reputable businesses and people are a great way to build a following without annoying tactics.

Your Twitter followers will thank you!