Survivify: Living

How to Survivify: Being a Compulsive Tweeter

Your life at a given moment, in your own words, disseminated to a group of dedicated followers. No, it's not a religion. It's Twitter.

Twitter has revolutionized the way people communicate. It has forever changed journalism. And it has made people everywhere learn how to edit themselves - literally. Thanks to Twitter, we can read about every waking moment of our favorite writers, thinkers, actors and musicians. All in little tasty bites of 140 characters or less.

The good news for the rest of us is that Twitter incorporates a built-in feedback mechanism. After all, if your tweets weren't interesting, you'd have no followers. If your followers start to leave in droves, chances are you can skip the tweets about your cat, your trip to the dry cleaners, your daily commute, and other mundane instances of over-sharing. But until then, keep on tweeting!

Look on the bright side:

  • 140 characters. Nuff said.
  • It must be amazing to live under the delusion that everyone cares about every little thing you do.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Hashtags are your friend.
  • Seriously avoid TMI moments.
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Survival kit contents:

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Words of Wisdom

Whoever said that things have to be useful? -Evan Williams