There is no official Tweet of the Day. It’s just something I said off the cuff one day to pimp a tweet by @ivegotzooms. I know I’m not the only funny one on Twitter, and so I like to pimp out some of my favorites, especially now that I have so many followers. There are so many people I enjoy, that I want other people to appreciate them like I do. It’s why I created my controversial Follow Friday list. I also started posting them on my Tumblr - in part so that the people from real life who aren’t on Twitter can see why I love Twitter so much (view all the Tweets of the Day).
Now it’s usually the last thing I do before I leave the office. And since it has become a regular thing with me, I thought I’d set out what I think about it and solicit feedback.
The rules, such as they are so far:
- It’s still making me chuckle hours later, gets me to laugh out loud, or led to me repeating it to someone in real life.
- Not my own tweet; this is about pimping other people.
- Not a tweet from anyone with more followers than me, since my goal is to give a larger audience to a tweet they might have missed. I suppose this isn’t a hard and fast rule, but it would seem pointless for me to retweet @sween (85,000 followers) or @hotdogsladies (40,000 followers) no matter how funny.
- It has to be original. A timely retelling of an old joke, no matter how funny, is out.
- The person must be following me. This is not to get more followers, but because following me implies permission - if they aren’t following, then I can’t DM them and check if it’s cool. Of course if the person is blocking me, then I already know they don’t want me retweeting them.
- People are allowed to lobby me for their own tweet or fav of someone else’s. A few people have done this. I’m open to people nominating them, because some days I’m too busy and don’t get around to it. I’ll never oppose people bringing funny tweets to my attention.
- I’m not trying to replace Favrd. If something is tops on the Most Favrd, then people already know about it.
So, what do you think? Do you like it, hate it, or don’t care? Are there any suggestions or tweaks you’d make?
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