Things Journalists Do on Twitter That We Despise

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1. “This”

2. “+1”

3. Co-workers who tweet each other’s stories to the point of saturation

4. “Scooplet”

5. Retweeting everyone who tweets about your own article

6. “Smart take”

6a. Use of the word take in general

7. Asking a question and then retweeting all responses to uninterested parties

8. “Re-posting for the morning crowd”

9. “#shotsfired”

10. Nothing that WE do, because we are perfect, shining angel-cherubs on Twitter, always.