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Roger Ebert on Twittering

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Before Roger Ebert joined Twitter, we all thought Ashton Kutcher was the oracle of the Twitterverse.

Those were very dark times.

Enter Ebert:

My rules for Twittering are few: I tweet in basic English. I avoid abbreviations and ChatSpell. I go for complete sentences. I try to make my links worth a click. I am not above snark, no matter what I may have written in the past. I tweet my interests, including science and politics, as well as the movies. I try to keep links to stuff on my own site down to around 5 or 10%. I try to think twice before posting.

And:

But still I tweet. I am in conversation. When you think about it, Twitter is something like a casual conversation among friends over dinner: Jokes, gossip, idle chatter, despair, philosophy, snark, outrage, news bulletins, mourning the dead, passing the time, remembering favorite lines, revealing yourself.

Read the whole piece about how he tweets and who he follows here.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Most Popular Twitterer in the World, Ashton Kutcher
  • The Tweeter with a Pulitzer: Roger Ebert

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