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Is drunking tweeting the new drunk texting?

June 26, 2010

Beware, drunk tweeting has officially landed.

With 80% of Twitter usage taking place via mobile devices, tweeting can take place from anywhere at anytime. And with more and more people joining the Twittersphere, this includes exes, former flames and crushes. And so arises the risk for some drunk tweeting that will surely be regretted in the morning.

There are a few different types of drunk tweeting. There is the type that is most similar to drunk texting which can be tweeting an ex or a person you like and making a fool of yourself. But, with Twitter’s much larger audience, you can now collectively make an idiot out of yourself by writing a tweet such as “Oh why did I sleep with him again? He doesn’t value me, I know I can do so much better” or “I hate men who have brown hair, work for @Telstra, whose name begins with S and ends with M” or “I miss Rachel, she really was the best thing to ever happen to me”. Great, now you’ve embarrassed yourself in front of all your followers.

Here is my guide to drinking and tweeting.

1. Do NOT go anywhere near Twitter when you are highly emotional, drunk or not. You’ll  regret it. Guaranteed.

2. Don’t share too much information. Especially about your sexual exploits of the evening, relationship breakdowns and fights,and mental state. You can delete a tweet the next day, but remember us smart sober ones will have done a screen capture where it shall live on forever…

3. No vague attention-seeking drunk tweeting. Example – “Why me, oh why does it always happen to me! :-(“. You’re asking for attention and it’s only going to shit me.

4. Drunk twitpics can be funny. Unless they’re of your ‘rude’ body parts or of you in the process of vomiting. Best to keep the twitpics for things your followers actually might be interested in seeing. On the other hand, nudie pics could be of interest actually…

5. Don’t tweet the same thing more than once. If you’re really drunk you may not realise that you just tweeted “Oh my god I’m sooooooo drunk” already. Take the time to check your profile first.

6. Watch what you say. Obscene language on Twitter is already a bit of a no-no but escalated potty-mouth when drunk could really offend some people.

7. Don’t send a tweet to anyone you are currently or have ever been romantically linked to. You’re either going to say something mean, or something lovey-dovey that will not be reciprocated.

8. When drunk do NOT go through the feeds of your ex-girlfriend/boyfriend. You’re likely to either see something you don’t need to see or misinterpret something on their profile and this will either lead to a shit night out, or drunk tweeting from yourself.

9. Don’t tweet and cross the road when drunk. You’ll probably get run over.

10. Put the effing phone or laptop away and have a fun night out!

There are times when drunk tweets can be hilarious – but also times where you could end up either the butt of others’ jokes or just really annoying and experience a wave of unfollows.

Now, I have had a few wines tonight, so technically this could be classified as drunk blogging…

Goodd nught x

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2010 9:14 am

    Vague attention seeking posts on FB and Twitter annoy me to no end!

  2. June 28, 2010 1:48 pm

    So much good advice in that post! Of course the funniest follow friday I ever received was from you when you were drunk lol!

  3. June 28, 2010 2:57 pm

    Oh man, sooo guilty of #8 (though not drunk, just emotional) Twitter is so bad, and too open for when you want to forget someone.. but its just there. You should be able to block yourself from visiting former crush/ex’s Twitter page!

    Great post 🙂

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    July 21, 2010 9:40 pm

    LOL my favourite advice is number 8…!!!! i’m not in on the twitter thingy – now i’m GLAD i’m not!! hahaha 😉

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