Re-Tweet As You See Fit (RTAYSF)
I am not usually one to suggest rules in the social media world. I firmly believe that rules online evolve from crowdsourcing. I also don’t brag to be a social media star, much to the contrary, I mock myself. Every time somebody tells me “oh but you have so many thousands of followers!” the first thing I answer back is “just to keep things in perspective, about 10,000 people have unfollowed me, so…”
But there’s one thing that makes me a bit queasy – when people ask me for a re-tweet. And also, when I have found myself asking for a retweet. I am not beyond having asked, on occasion, to have my tweets retweeted. Mostly, I will plead guilty to have asked a RT for Mental Health Camp, and other initiatives similar that I’ve participated in.
I recently tweeted a link to the journal Theory, Society and Culture. Their most recent volume is freely accessible (usually, it’s a paid journal), and it’s on a topic that I find important – climate change. So, I wrote at the end of my tweet “RTAYSF”, which means “Re-Tweet As You See Fit”. I feel that by adding that acronym at the end, I give people the choice – if you think it’s worth retweeting, please by all means do so.
What do you all think? Or should I just assume that, if people deem stuff worthy, they’ll retweet directly without me suggesting it?