Guess What…You Don’t Own Twitter

Now with twitter being a powerful tool for chatting, marketing, getting information and getting to know people, cattiness abounds.

I’m working with MBPA to start a twitter chat surrounding publishing and the small press publishers who are trying to get their hustle on. That means we will be using a HASHTAG #MBPA and would like for all that use it to only chat about like topics.

But you know what?…. WE DON’T OWN TWITTER so we can only hope that courtesy abounds when people play in the same space. What will we do if someone uses the hashtag that we decide to use (no we didn’t purchase exclusive use of it, no we don’t own it, no we weren’t the first people to invent it…and we don’t threaten to turn them into twitter police for being spammers if they are sharing content)

Well if someone uses the hashtag we create for our own marketing, communicating and promotional purposes, we’ll ask them nicely and just go on. Why? Because….WE DON’T own twitter.


So, when you set up a hashtag for your organization, business, promotional purposes. Give the same courtesy that you would like others to give you and realize that twitter is a place where everyone can hang out. Also, use of any word is the right of all that show up. Just have fun with it and don’t take social media too seriously.

WHAT ARE SOME Social Media Possessiveness you’ve seen?

~ by LM Preston on August 5, 2011.

One Response to “Guess What…You Don’t Own Twitter”

  1. This is a great idea. I’d love to start chatting.

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