How to handle 10 Twitter quandaries

Should you schedule tweets, follow new followers back, and thank everyone for the retweets? Weigh in on these and other common Twitter issues.

Twitter, with all its shortcomings, is truly a revolutionary platform.

I don’t say this because of its active role in the world’s most recent revolutions. I also don’t say this because of the major world events that broke on Twitter. I’m talking from a personal perspective. The people I have had the chance to meet—and even interview—are people I never would have had the opportunity to connect with had it not been for this platform.

Almost all Twitter users face quandaries when first joining the service, and they only get more difficult as time goes by. Of course, there is no right or wrong when it comes to using Twitter—everyone has to do what’s best for himself and his needs. However, there are some basic “no-nos” that annoy almost everyone. You can read about those here.

It is pretty clear to anyone on Twitter that you should avoid self-promotion 100 percent of the time, but there are many gray areas when it comes to tweeting. I, for one, still haven’t figured out the best answers to the following questions:

1. Schedule tweets?

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