*I am aware that Twitter has been renamed to X.
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Japanese Users Are The Most Active
Firstly, Japan is the country that uses Twitter the most actively. That is a fact acknowledged even by Twitter's CEO, Elon Musk.
Yeah, roughly triple usage per capita of USA— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2023
Perhaps due to awareness of such statistics, there is currently an increase in non-Japanese users actively responding to Japanese tweets to meet the criteria for the creator-focused ads revenue sharing program that started in July 2023.
And this issue is causing great discomfort among Japanese users. Therefore, as a heavy user, I will now provide etiquette guidance for those who may not be familiar with Twitter.
Things You Shouldn't Do on Twitter
What you shouldn't do on Twitter is to use other people's posts for impressions. I understand the desire to gain more impressions for monetization, but let's refrain from using other people's posts.
To be eligible for monetization, you need to be subscribed to X Premium or Verified Organizations, and have at least 5 million organic impressions on your cumulative posts within the last 3 months, along with a minimum of 500 followers.
I've created a list of things you shouldn't do on Twitter. Let's refrain from these actions as they are highly disliked by most of users.
- Copying and pasting other user's posts
- Responding to posts in another language
- Responding with shallow words
These actions are considered violations of etiquette, and repeating them may lead to being blocked by many users. I will now provide some examples.
The following post shares disaster prevention information regarding the major earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on January 1, 2024, aimed at protecting lives.
It went viral as a crucial post that could be a matter of life and death. Now, take a look at the screenshots of the nasty replies to this post. They are not all Japanese, and they don't even speak Japanese.
|all non-Japanese users
Some of the tweets in the image above are written in Japanese, but all of them are copied and pasted from other people's posts. Stealing someone else's post like this is called 'パクツイ[paku-tsu-i]' in Japanese.
Users who exploit other people's tweets for impressions in Japanese are called 'インプ[inpu],' by the way.
Final Thoughts: Speak your own words
I've shared tips on Twitter etiquette and what you shouldn't do.
I hope that Elon Musk will soon revise to exclude replies from counting towards the impression criteria for monetization.
Thank you for reading the entire post.