One thing you should stop doing on Twitter right now…

What not to do on Twitter

A couple of weeks ago, Office Candy mentioned several Tweeps in a “thank you” message.

Since I was in the list, I tweeted the company back to acknowledge the team’s kind gesture. The screenshot above shows what happened right after.

As far as I know, there is no written rule forbidding users from responding to everyone in Tweets. However, the practice often creates confusion and jams conversations.

Whenever you click the “Reply” button under a Tweet with several usernames, please consider the next step carefully. If what you are about to post is irrelevant to some of these people, remove their handle from your message.

Trust me, your audience will love you for it.


  1. Gretchen says

    Great reminder. It seems simple, but I too have spent time sorting through Twitter replies to determine the context of the mention.

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