- The principle according to which each Twitter user brings upon him/herself inevitable results, good or bad, either within the Twittersphere or IRL.
Do Your Research
Make sure you’re using the appropriate hashtags and stay on topic! In your effort to contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way, it also helps to have prepared ahead of time some links, images or content you’d like to share at appropriate moments.
Keep It Snappy
It can be tempting to try to cram as many thoughts as possible within 140 characters. However, concise tweets (think: 120 characters or less) are more shareable and more fitting for the fast-moving world that is the Twittersphere.
Engage With The Other Participants
Think of a Twitter chat as a house party; nobody likes party guests who are only there to draw attention to themselves. Avoiding party fouls and following good etiquette will ensure, not only you’ll have a good time, but others will, too. Some easy ways you can accomplish this are:
- Like, retweet or reply directly to a tweet.
- Follow other participants to show you’re interested in maintaining a connection with them afterwards.
- Thank your host before or after the chat.