The etiquette around Twitter is hotly disputed. Questions range from “Do you have to follow everyone who follows you?” to “Do you automatically DM people when they follow you?” to “Were my tweet’s from last night’s food-poisoning incident TMI?”
But I’ve seen near-fist-fights break out over this one: “When is it appropriate to ask for a retweet?”
I’ve heard answers including:
- Never. It’s too needy. High-quality content doesn’t have to ask to be retweeted.
- Whenever you want. You’re just being open and transparent.
- Only occasionally. You’re drawing down your relationship capital, so ask prudently.
Where do you come down?
Oh, and if you see a tweet about this cartoon, would you mind… um… that is, if it isn’t too much… oh, never mind.