Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to be successful on Twitter

My post on Twitterati, where I have managed to offend everyone under the sun, is now live on http://ibnlive.in.com/group-blog/the-india-blog/3353/how-to-be-successful-on-twitter/64535.html
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If you love brandishing your opinions, think you are always right, consider the world too foolish to comprehend your intellect and have ample time to waste, Twitter is the ideal platform for you to script your success story. If you are a bored professional, struggling blogger, wannabe Chetan Bhagat, you get yet another excuse to get distracted and blame it all on Twitter.

All you have to do is compress your anger, poor-me stories, this-country-sucks and my-ex-is-a-bitch histrionics into 140 characters and have complete strangers express their opinion about your non-happening life. That’s what social media sites are all about – ignoring your friends and family for adulation from McSteamy, HotDawg and NautankiSali!

Success comes only to the desperate and passionate and who knows it better than me?

To get more gyan that I have freely dispensed, click on this link

http://ibnlive.in.com/group-blog/the-india-blog/3353/how-to-be-successful-on-twitter/64535.html


36 comments:

  1. Before I go on to the link - I am all of the above but constitutionally incapable of being brief :) That is the only thing that keeps me from joining the joyous hordes on Twitter :)

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    1. It's a challenge to compress your thoughts in just 140 characters. But once you get used to it, you will get addicted to Twitter.

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  2. Defined almost everybody on twitter :-)
    Having weird names is seriously a trend there! And abusing in your tweets, puts you right in the spotlight.
    In the quest of being different and weird, everybody turn out to be exactly the same. Prefer the blogs to twitter/fb anyday!
    Hilarious account Purba!

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    1. "In the quest of being different and weird, everybody turn out to be exactly the same" beautifully put, Jenny!

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  3. For some reasons i don't like twitter...i feel as if i'm schizophrenic patient talking to myself while on twitter ( maybe coz i don't have many followers there, lol ).....i don't understand how some people have made lakhs of tweets

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    1. Hahahaha...it does feel like you are talking to yourself!

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  4. "Only the foolish, the boring and people with little or no imagination stick to their own name" - You still flaunt your own name ! you are definitely not boring with little imagination :))

    You haven't told how to get followers !

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    1. Advice is what you give to others :D

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  5. Twitter needs a lot of wit and punch.... plus imagination and is a tailor made platform for likes of you Purba:)

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    1. Absolutely! but there's space for everyone out there :-)

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  6. Great tips, Purba! So many times i have thought of creating an anonymous account :-|

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    1. The lure of an anonymous account is too tempting! Go for it, Giribala.

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  7. Hehhee...I registered on Twitter but was largely inactive and it started making sense towards the end of last year. You've put it so beautifully. Don't u thk that 140-words is a bit too less? Btw, love ur tweets
    Vishal

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    1. I took over a year to get used to Twitter but once I did, there was no looking back.

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  8. Can you imagine if our Gods got access to Twitter? They would make our lives miserable with their constant gyan, sarcasm and admonition!
    Oh wait...

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    1. I believe God is on Twitter and all he can express is disgust at the state of things. In fact, he's the biggest ranter on Twitter.

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  9. Haha, ironically, this comes a day after I deleted my long dormant Twitter account. Guess I wasn't cut out for only 140 characters.

    And classic-PurbaRay-post, this. I read it in the office and had to explain to my TL why I was snorting with laughter post-lunch :P

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    1. Hahahahaha....delighted that you enjoyed!

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  10. Nice post ji! Twitter just makes us more focused on being pretentious :D

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    1. Yes, we all pretend to be unique.

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  11. I am going to Ditto Nandinispeaks ... It feels so weird there :o

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    1. It takes time to get used to it.

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  12. you got every damn fact right..bravo!!!

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  13. There is absolutely no dearth of entertainment when you have twitter on your fingertips.If I lack a funny bone or two,it doesn't matter..twitter hai na! I was grinning ear to ear as I could spot a few tweeples in this post.

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    1. Twitter is the woh in our life :p

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  14. I know this might come as a little strange but somehow twitter bug has not yet bitten me....still I couldnt resist clicking on the links and thinking is it high time to jump on the wagon and vent my ex-is-a-dog feeling out there or stick to my old limitless blog...:)

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    1. Hahahah...On Twitter you are not expected to behave and be likeable. That's where I get to unleash my inner devil.

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  15. I am addicted.
    If it was n ot for 140,I would just go on and on

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    1. So am I! This is where I get inspiration for my writing.

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  16. Hahaha :) :) Recently a friend asked what twitter s all about...being new to the 140 world I cudn't satisfy his qs....fwdn ur post link!!

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    1. He might get a shock of his life if he reads this :-)

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  17. I'm addicted to Twitter... I'm posting all the time - up to 100 times a day about music :)

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  18. Amazing maam!
    You are bang on..:D :D
    http://navanidhiren.blogspot.com/

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  19. I always wondered how to get a fan following on Twitter. But frankly who cares about unknowns and their opinions?

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