Unscheduled Twitter Maintenance Tonight

As of 8:45 p.m. (5:45 Pacific), Twitter went down for (un)scheduled maintenance. The blog post says that the maintenance was rescheduled from yesterday, and that it should help fix performance issues they’re experiencing.

They say it will only be for an hour. We’ll see.

Updated: The service is back online.

Twitter Tips and Twittiquette

Having recently, finally joined the world of Twitter, I began to wonder what the proper “twittiquette” was. For instance, what do the “@” and “#” symbols indicate? Should I post in txtspk or lolspk or should I post in proper English? Should I post in third person or first person?

I have found a few articles discussing these questions. For instance, Grammar Girl posted some “Quick & Dirty Tips” about posting on “Tweeting.” I also found an interesting article on BrandFlakesForBreakfast offering some “Twittiquette” tips. Finally, I also found a small Twitter glossary with some information about specific terms and symbols.

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