Proper Curation Etiquette on Twitter

In the past 12 months I have used Twitter extensively for different reasons: relationship building, content discovery and evidently curation since it is one of my primary areas of interest within the Content Marketing sphere. I have learned a few fundamentals when it comes to using proper curation etiquette on the network by trial and error and also by observing power users.

Citing the author

Beyond the politeness, this is a great technique to increase your engagement. Authors will often reward such with a like, retweet or even instruct their entire audience to re-share your tweet. Depending on the size of the author’s audience, this can be an amazing visibility boost.

Furthermore, if you are looking to connect with thought leaders in your industry, this can be an effective ice-breaker technique. I have personally met dozens of eminent experts from various Marketing and Finance ecosystems through a simple “citation”.

Citing the original publication

Many publishers employ community managers who will like and retweet your curated tweets if they bear the publication’s username. If the publication has a large number of followers this can lead to substantial visibility.

Citing multiple sources

Retweeting your peers

Proper Twitter curation etiquette is often appreciated and offers many benefits in terms of engagement and visibility. I highly encourage Twitter users to try such more often.

This article was originally published on LinkedIn.

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