Top 10 Ways to Commit Twitter Suicide!

“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” Phil Dinahue

Suicide Cartoon

Suicide Cartoon

Not to seem as if I am taking this issue lightly, allow me to explain that the way I see it, there are different types of suicides: the  tragedy of taking one’s own life, the curse of business suicide, your average social suicide and so on.

This post is a humorous way of addressing one side of social media suicide: Twitter suicide!

During our last team’s brainstorming session, while discussing different social media related issues, and Twitter related experiences and annoyances, it occurred to me: What are the things that Twitter users could do and be considered as committing Twitter suicide?

This is what my imagination could muster…

What Does Your Twitter Avatar & Background Say About YOU?

Do you think your Twitter avatar and background have an impact on how your current and potential followers view you? Can using an “inappropriate” avatar or background actually  be a reason to lower the number Twitter users interested in following you or even attract the “wrong” type of followers?

A few introductory words…

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “Don’t judge a book by its cover“. But how else would you judge a book if you can’t really see what’s inside of it in terms of content originality, uniqueness, usefulness and/or creativity? The same applies to interaction over social media channels, especially in the case of Twitter!

Regardless of which follow technique you’re using, you will eventually evaluate those you are planning to follow based on one or more of  these elements:

  • Activity (number of tweets).
  • Engagement (number of retweets).
  • Following to followers ratio.
  • Profile name.
  • The avatar (and sometimes the background as well).

Taking that into consideration, I guess it’s safe to say that your avatar and background can say something about you!

What do you want them to say?

Each of us uses Twitter for a certain aim and tweets for a different reason. Therefore, it is highly essential that your avatar and background are able to clearly corroborate the message you’re trying to communicate.

Below, you will find the top 5 ways how your Twitter avatar matters followed by another list of top 4 ways how your twitter background matters …

5 top ways how your avatar matters:

  1. Recognition: It has been proven that human beings are wired in a manner which allows them to recognize and remember faces. Therefore, if you use a picture of your face in your avatar, you have a higher percentage of being remembered by your followers.

    Mashable: An Avatar People Will Remember!

    Mashable: An Avatar People Will Remember!

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