What is Twitter‘s first rule? Don’t overuse it. Twitter can be a hellhole for some users.
The website is among the best and simplest places to upload, understand, and reflect on any details. Thanks to newsmakers, news outlets, and, well, everyone and everything.
However, here are a few significant problems with this website: The facts may be inaccurate, propagate quickly, and encourage people to behave in terrible ways. For specific instances, the information does not really come from a real human being.
Recently, Twitter launched innovative methods for cleaning up the tweets we read and post. Many of the devices are helping, too. Still, many issues in apps are hard to fix — such as when people lack the Golden Law.
If we’re in the middle of a pandemic and an election. It’s time for all of us — especially those in power positions — to remember the rules. TechVisibility took a chance to write out the golden rules of using this social media platform.
Don’t believe everything you read
This is indeed the Internet’s number one law. Wherever you read or see stuff — Google, Twitter, or this very article — if you find it isn’t keeping together, search it out.
Since this social media platform has been a megaphone for global leaders, it has needed to wiggle its way into an obstacle course of its own design. Twitter’s code of ethics and the constant bullying from users who it can not block. As a consequence, the misinformation rules are applied implicitly and incoherently.
The social media platform may ask users to delete inaccurate or deceptive messages. The posts include those present a severe danger to the safety or well-being of users. For example, Twitter took down posts that urged citizens to destroy 5G towers that triggered COVID-19.
However, the social media site does not delete tweets that it interprets as inaccurate or misleading in other cases. The posts include a global leader’s account that breaches the social media rules. Alternatively, a “just the truth” symbol appears.
When you catch yourself finding inaccurate or flat-out incorrect facts, report it. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of a message on the website, iOS and Android devices, select Report Message. You will see potential explanations such as “It’s misleading about a political election or other civic event.”
Check twice, tweet once
When you’re trying to leap into a chat, check your message twice before sending – or even three, four, five, 16 times. This requires knowing all the evidence you are quoting come from reliable outlets. This even implies speaking, despite what you do to someone else. Seek to be a decent guy, in theory. It wouldn’t really bother looking for typos.
You can delete a message from Facebook or Instagram. However, you can’t edit a tweet online. Also, all stays in screenshot forever.
Don’t feed the trolls
This is another Internet staple. Don’t participate into discussions when you appear to be bullying people simply to boost your ego.
Mute or block the tolls if you can’t forget them by pressing their tweeted address with the down button. Report the user when they use terminology which is derogatory or insulting. Over the years, this social media playform has stepped up its automated monitoring of violence. Still, the social media site just covers tweets, rather than deleting them.
Brainstorm your post if you must
More than one tweet is sometimes needed to convey your ideas. When the proposal requires over 280 characters to communicate, try the widely missed functionality of threaded-tweets. Click the plus sign at the bottom right after writing the first tweet, to chain on subsequent messages.