Twitter psychology infographic: it’s about retweets

A visual feast in this nicely-imagined infographic embedded below that offers some credible tips and tricks for attracting attention and, thus, followers.


Common sense, in fact. My 3-easy-steps takeaway from  this:

  1. Tweet interesting things, perhaps with a dose of humour – that will get you attention.
  2. Don’t over-tweet each day (the top reason people give for un-following someone: too much tweeting).
  3. Re-tweet (RT) what others say, and perhaps add something too – another good reason to think about RT opportunities when you tweet: don’t use up all those 140 characters; leave some space for others to RT you and add their own comments.

In others words, to emphasize:

Tweeps don’t care if you give them things or ask them to help; they’ll retweet you if they like your stuff or think you’re funny.

Credible metrics from a Twitter poll conducted by US SEO consulting firm WhiteFireSEO. Nice work.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.