Yahoo reports that a Canadian man allegedly tweeted to the Twitterverse that he wanted to score some marijuana, and also tweeted the location to bring it, resulting in an amusing response from local police.
Specifically, the police tweeted “Awesome! Can we come too?”
Unfortunately, this was the real police and not the more party-ready Police featuring Sting.
3 More Things We’d Like To See People Stop Posting On Twitter
1. The same photos that they are posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. Seriously, how many times do you want us to like/retweet/tumble down the stairs to show we approve of the photo of the elaborate meal you’re about to eat. (Unless that meal is McLobster, in which case post it everywhere, because it makes us happy to be reminded this new product will ensure we will never be told by Red Lobster again that we can’t just drive through their restaurants whenever we feel like lobster served in under 60 seconds.)
2. Hashtags that won’t actually help anyone on Twitter ever find anything useful. Putting a hashtag in front of phrases like #ShouldHaveNeverEatenTheFastFoodLobsterAndWentSwimmingInAnOceanFullOfAngryLobsters may seem funny, but will not lead to more strangers following the insightful things you have to say by searching for that exact misadventure!
3. Attempts to negotiate some sort of deal where you follow them and they follow you back. Here’s an example of a bad negotiation on Twitter: “Hey, I have a thousand followers, and sure some of them are tweeting screaming in foreign languages I do not speak, but if you follow me, you will be able to retweet the strangers screaming. And if all goes well, we didn’t just retweet a French Canadian’s attempt to score pot, because the police read Twitter in Canada, and this follow back business will be a bad deal if one of us gets arrested!”
Do you see what went wrong in the previous example? You went 257 characters over the 140 character limit! You can’t tweet that in one mere tweet, never mind find thousands of strangers pretending to care about what you have to say!
And on that note, follow us on Twitter!
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