For your viewing enjoyment, I've put together a video of the worst tweets that I've found so far this week. My sub-title for this film is "Don't Do This at Home." That's right. The key to Twitter: be interesting.
No wonder people give up on twitter within a month. Who would want to follow these boring tweets?
My three rules for twitter after be interesting:
- If you want to tweet the mundane, be witty.
- Focus on your niche. Be the expert to one thing and let people know about it.
- Tweet a suggestion or advice that helps in some way or moves the conversation forward.
This video was made quite quickly in animoto. Animoto takes your stills and let's you add text and music (all licensed) and then crunches and spits out a pretty cool looking video. The uses are limitless: fun slide-shows with family pics, recognition videos for your employees, or video brochures for your on-the-side Isagenix business... You can then one-button them over to YouTube, Facebook or the usual suspects. I used the HTML option for this post.
The best part: short videos (like this one) on animoto are free. Longer ones are about $3.00 and you can even get a yearly subscription that allows you to make as many videos as you want. Downloading full resolution files for DVDs is also possible.
Other than the price, the other aspect to animoto that I really like is that their magic algorithm has figured out how to cut on the beat. MTV videos of long ago found success when they edited cuts together on the beat of the music. Animoto does (in minutes) what a super editor would do if you had one in your back room.
By the way, if you see some bad tweets out there... let me know about them for the sequel! Write me a comment or email me here.