Rules of engagement when you follow your colleagues on Twitter

Rules of engagement when you follow your colleagues on Twitter

This isn't a time for skimming folks. Your work confidante could soon view you as a confi-don't. Don't go off on a Twitter rant Twitter is, as we all know, a place for sharing your views, feelings, and hot takes on the news of the day. Don't follow a colleague who annoys you IRL Your least favourite colleague has followed you on Twitter. So, should you feel obliged to follow them back? "Rule of thumb: if a colleague annoys you in a work environment, chances are they’re going to be just as annoying on social media. Just unfollow them after you've been following them for some time. It's annoying and they'll probs never follow back. But, some employers have strict policies about airing political views on Twitter. Just think before you tweet, follow or unfollow.

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So, you’ve done the deed. You went and followed aaaaall of your colleagues on Twitter. They’ve followed you back. Now there’s no going back.

Before you carry on tweeting as you did before, there are a few HIGHLY important rules you need to be aware of.

This isn’t a time for skimming folks. Absorb every syllable of the following commandments before you go forth into the Twittersphere.

Do not post Slack conversations without permission

Thought your Slack convo with your work BFF was totally LOL? Good for you. But, before you post a screenshot for all the world to see, think about whether your beloved colleague would want the world reading your innermost secrets. Your work confidante could soon view you as a confi-don’t.

Stop with the enigmatic personal tweets

If you feel a continuous urge to tweet soppy song lyrics, and mysterious statements about personal heartbreak, please refrain. Your colleagues are not going to favourite your 11pm “if only u knew how much u hurt me” missive. And, you certainly don’t want your emotions becoming the butt of office jokes. Maybe write them down in your journal instead.

Don’t go off on a Twitter rant

Twitter is, as we all know, a place for sharing your views, feelings, and hot takes on the news of the day. But, if you list your employer in your bio, and you’re followed by co-workers, going off on a massive tirade about something or someone could cross a line.

Kalli Soteriou, head of social and content at social media agency 10 Yetis Digital, says it’s about being “savvy with what you’re posting.”…

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