Resolution: Always check links before retweet

There’s a good chance you followed a link on Twitter to get to this post. I thank the person who sent you this way. If that person retweeted this link, I’m confident that he or she checked it and didn’t blindly hit the retweet button.

My resolution isn’t all that exciting, so I searched Twitter for interesting link-related resolutions to share with Almighty Link readers. My favorite find was this message from self-proclaimed political junkie Diana Lynn W. (@La_Diana):

New Years resolution: to always check links before I retweet them.

Here are more 2010 promises and goals that people on Twitter have made regarding hyperlinks.

  1. pixelcurious
    pixelcurious New Years resolution: to post at least one link to something creative every day. Design, music, cooking… or just something small & nifty.
  2. Julia Schrenkler
    juliaschrenkler 2010 resolution: Spread the gospel to abolish “Click here” for links. If you can’t give it up just use a late 90’s web design on the page.
  3. G~Lori
    Bama_GLori I think my fellow tweeps resolution for 2010 should be: more original tweets, less links. #ohyeahiwentthere
  4. Larry Sivitz
    larrysivitz SEO New Year’s Resolution 002: One link from each of the .edu, .org and .gov TLD gene pools each month. #seoresolutions
  5. Poser Exposer
    twittposers Happy New Year back! My resolution (for this account) is to link to a website so I can give more info. Can’t always explain in 140 chars..
  6. Kevin B McDonald
    kevinbmcdonald My resolution…post one link and profile of a missing child each day. Maybe if people pay attention, we can help
  7. Don Schnure
    DonSchnure My New Years resolution – kill Twitter spam. Tweet a link selling something and I WILL delete you. U won’t waste my time in 2010
  8. Levi Wallach
    dvdmon I have a resolution 4 Twitter – stop with the marketers – ban anyone who has marketing keywords in their profile or posts links re markting!
  9. Marion Abrams
    Madmotion 2010 resolution – I will not follow any link preceded by “check it out.”
  10. Laura Thornton
    laurathornton My #1 resolution is to know my network better. Let me know what your blog link is. I will def. check it out and comment.
  11. Dave Sparks
    ourbuddydave Resolution for @scj: Fix CMS *again* so links work on smart phones! At least links work at @dmregister and other newspapers I read online.

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If you liked this post, you might want to read “Imagine Twitter without links.”

2 thoughts on “Resolution: Always check links before retweet

  1. Hi just thought i would tell you something.. This is twice now i’ve landed on your blog in the last 2 weeks searching for completely unrelated things. Spooky or what?

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