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Loose Tweets Sink Fleets

WWIII Propaganda: Loose Tweets Sink Fleets

…or otherwise carefully crafted communications anyway.

If you’re newish to Twitter and attempting to communicate with people to achieve anything more than a way to update friends or follow people you like you might want to print this out and stick it close to your monitor.

This stuff doesn’t seem to be explained clearly enough by Twitter or people who are encouraging its use, based on the number of people I see trying to reach an audience and scuppering themselves a bit by making these mistakes:

Think Before You Tweet: People can’t DM you if you’re not following them. A tweet starting with a @username can only be seen by those following both of you. You can’t guess a username, a typo or no space after breaks them.

Once you remember, pass it on.