Twitter Formats

Here are a few Twitter formats for you to use. See one you like? Let me know and I’ll assign it to you.

Free Advice

Description: Give advice to anyone about anything. Whether anyone asked for your advice or not is irrelevant. Can be in response to other tweets or just comment on the news or offer advice to a famous person, who is caught in a scandal.
Pay-off: I don’t know everything, but I have an opinion about it.

Unfamous Quotes

Description: Quotes that somehow never made it into Wikiquotes.
Pay-off: “I shall create man, so he can write down all the awesome things I say…” – God

Tomorrow’s headlines

Description: They say that nowadays the news is realtime. Why not take it to the next level?
Pay-off: Because the news just ain’t fresh enough.


Always post two tweets at a time. Both tweets should claim exactly the opposite and both should make a strong case. Bonus points if you can add a link to scientific research for both tweets, that support the statement.
Pay-off:When in doubt… you are probably on to something.

Famous person X

Description: X (make up a name) just signed a big record deal. Starting today he will tweet about his road to stardom.
These tweets are the life of a fictitious person. He will start to meet celebrities and hang out with them (as “proof” you can tweet some photoshop masterpieces). A humorous insight on what it is like to become famous and why we want it so badly.
Pay-off: Emily Dickinson wrote: “fame is a fickle food”. Pfff, what does she know? I never saw her on MTV Cribs.

Just three words

Description: Twitter limits us and that sparks creativity. Limit yourself even more and become unstoppable.. And be strict, just three words and no links to more information.

All you need is love

Description: All this Twitter account does is tweet “All you need is love”. At least once a day and every now and then in response to a tweet that clearly needs this as an answer.

And some Twitter formats from other people to be jealous about…

God: @TheTweetOfGod
Shit my dad says: @shitmydadsays
TEDxFake: @TEDxFake
Made-up stats: @madeupstats
Fake AP Stylebook: @FakeAPStylebook

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