For those who are Tweeting rumors and speculation, you must self-monitor your information with a 1-10 ratings scale. This is very easy. Begin every Tweet with a RR (rumor rank) and a number. A “RR-10″ is a confirmed deal. A “RR-5″ is a legit rumor that has a chance of coming to fruition. A “RR-1″ is equivalent to lobbytalk.
This isn’t difficult and it will give everyone an idea of the level of believable information the Tweet is based upon.
At least self-rate your Tweets so we know what’s close to the truth and what’s a wee bit further from it, ok?
Thanks. Oh, and have a read of this, too:
Newspaper reporters like to’say bloggers, like me, have no standards. The thing is, I’m just being me. I don’t claim to have standards, or a degree. I make my living in a meritocracy, where if people do not like what I write, or do not believe what I say, they’ll stop reading.…