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Short and Tweet

Which of the following quotations do you think would get the most RE-Tweets? “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams or “It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.” – Isaac Asimov Well, I suppose that depends on who’s reading your tweets and which one strikes them at that moment. But let’s say that the votes are 50/50. Now which one do you think people are more likely to re-tweet? I vote for the first. Here’s why: The first quote has 88 Characters and the second has 138. Clicking “re-tweet” automatically bumps the numbers up to 101 and 151 (respectively) with the “RT @GRBliss: ” that Twitter inserts to credit the original “tweeter”. Add a few more characters for hash tags – for example: #MyWANA #amwriting #coffee – and you’re now up to 129 and 179 characters. End result: One has too many characters for Twitter! Click the the “oops” photo sitting … Continue reading

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