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What not to say on Twitter

To make sure you don’t put your foot in your mouth, a Twitter expert offers tips on what you should never say to your Twitter followers.

In his book Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business, online marketing expert Ted Prodromou offers an easy-to-understand guide to using Twitter that will help small-business owners generate leads and connect with customers. In this edited excerpt, the author offers tips on the topics and tactics you should avoid when Tweeting.

Now that you have some ideas what you can say on Twitter, let’s talk about what you shouldn’t say. We’ve all put our foot in our mouth and said the wrong thing to someone. I’m sure it was embarrassing and you may have heard about it from a few people who overheard your misspoken comment. It probably went no further than the few people who were in the room when you made your embarrassing remark.

When you say the wrong thing on social media, it’s not only visible to millions of people, it stays online for a long time. You need to think twice before you press the Tweet button if you’re responding to someone who has upset you. Take a few deep breaths, count to ten, and ask yourself if you want the entire world to read what you’re about to Tweet.

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