Roger Ebert’s Rules for Twitter

In reading the eulogies on Roger Ebert’s death (RIP), I encountered his Rules for Twitter. You should read the whole article, but I’m extracting the key paragraph for me and posting it here:

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.

Those are good rules, and I try to follow them. You should, too.

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