Pleasantries on Twitter?

On December 31, 2008, in public relations, by Barbara Nixon

In my (almost) year using Twitter, I’ve noticed that some people greet people with a “good morning” as they start their days, and others end their days with some version of “good night.” That led me to wonder how often–if at all–you exchange these types of pleasantries as you start and end your days on Twitter. Please take a moment and take this quick and unscientific poll.

I also welcome your comments on why you do or do not say “good morning” or “good night.”




3 Responses to Pleasantries on Twitter?

  1. Jim says:

    I don’t do daily greetings. Doesn’t seem to add any value. When I receive one from a followee, I sorta do a shoulder shrug.

    However I have been known to wish a good weekend or holiday.

  2. Tara says:

    It seems like Twitter, at times, is like a big conversation. I think that makes it more open to greetings (like “good morning”, “hello”, and “good night”). If it was all about giving information and never conversing, I might see that it might not be something open to such things. I personally will sometimes give a “good morning” or a “good night”. It isn’t part of my daily Twitter routine, though.

  3. Bill says:

    I never say good morning/good night and try (I said try… ahem…) to make my posts valuable to those who follow me especially as my voice gets smaller with more twitter users sharing every move/action they make.

    As a side, I just got a mental picture of a Waltonesque house with everyone saying good night via twitter. Good night @Grandma, Good night @johnboy hmmm.

    Sorry, back on topic… I find twitter to be less beneficial as it becomes more popular/full of static. Even with tweetdeck to organize those I follow it is challenging to listen/pay attention. What used to be a small get together has turned into New Years Eve in Times Square. The value of listening is still there, but after the fact, using searches, not in real time. (I think I might post that on my blog…)