If your musical tastes were formed in the late-90′s, chances are you worshipped Fred Durst and his rock/rap hybrid group, Limp Bizkit.
Their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, was so unexpected and out-of-place – ”Wannabe” by the Spice Girls, and “Barbie Girl” by Aqua, were lighting up the charts in 1997 – that millions of young and impressionable people couldn’t help but get swept up in the musical anger that Fred & Co. provided.
But after the release of a couple more wildly, albeit suggestively-titled, albums, they disappeared just as quickly as they stormed onto the scene. They were seemingly destined for a future version of “Where Are They Now?”, which is why I was just as shocked as you were when I learned Fred Durst was using Twitter.
“Wasn’t he recently busted for cheating on Sandra Bullock?” was my first response, also.
But when I investigated his account, I was stunned to realize that he is putting on a Twitter clinic. There are numerous bloggers and so-called “experts” who explain how to properly use Twitter. But Fred Durst is the only man who is leading by example.
I pulled some of his recent tweets as a guide on how to successfully use Twitter.
Rule #1: Promote others, not yourself.
Rule #2: Be sure to dole out useful advice.
Rule #3: Ask questions.
Rule #4: Engage with your audience.
Rule #5: Geolocation is hot – use it to enhance your tweets.