11 Things You Need to Stop Doing on Twitter

Here's a tip: No one cares about your food
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2012 7:40 AM CDT
11 Things You Need to Stop Doing on Twitter
A close-up view of the homepage of the microblogging website Twitter on June 1, 2011 in London, England.   (Getty Images)

If you want to avoid driving away all the Twitter followers you've accumulated, you may want to take a look at this list from Katie Heaney on BuzzFeed of 11 things that will really, really annoy them:

  • Using your followers as Google: If you want to know what restaurant to visit in a new city, just look it up yourself.
  • Tweeting about what you're eating: Absolutely no one cares, unless you're a famous chef. Assuming you're just a normal person, "just put food in your mouth about three times a day, chew it quietly, and swallow. There are no other necessary actions."

  • Retweeting praise about yourself: Sure, you can pretend you're just retweeting so you can reply and say thanks, but really this practice is "the single most masturbatory way to receive a compliment."
  • Retweeting insults: This is almost as bad as retweeting praise. It's unnecessary, and if you're doing it in order to sic your followers on the insulter, it's also mean.
  • Insulting the same celebrities, all the time: Guess what? Paris Hilton really does not care what you think.
Click for the full list, including one practice that will make your followers wish they could get themselves "sucked into the Bermuda Triangle forever." (Read more Twitter stories.)

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