“Private Message.” A PM is also known as DM a private mode of communication between social media users.
Nowadays it seems as if the real definition of PM means “Public Message”.
According to the giant social networking platform, Twitter, “Direct Messages are the private side of Twitter. You can use Direct Messages to have private conversations with people about Tweets and other content.”
DM slide can be done properly as a shortcut to intimacy with someone and an ideal way to escalate banter for the purposes of dating, friendship or flirting.
In America Twitter, we see every day how many gorgeous couples are posting about the moment they knew they found their special someone on Twitter, with the hashtag #WeMetOnTwitter and it’s glorious.
But it’s not always like that in Nigeria Twitter. A tweet sighted by Mandynews and tweeted by Ron Ayanfe De Voux, said: “All these screenshots have me considering locking my DM even though I never say anything inappropriate.”
He added: “We need to be careful here. What is said in private conversations should remain private. I myself have been dragging this witch since yesterday, but let’s respect the choices of those who want to stay out of it.”
I personally love having the option to chat with someone via private messages on Twitter. Someone I can share my daily and life experiences with, however, everyone is scared because of false accusations that would end up on the timelines with thousands of reactions.
Many people, however, simply don’t open Twitter DMs while others are quitting the platform. Even recently, Dr Amadi Chima a. K. a. Mazi Gburugburu who is a philanthropist that has touched many lives on the platform revealed that he was taking a break after being harassed by a troll, a shoe influencer. He came back after a series of campaign and petition from various sources.
Before you slide into anyone’s DM in Nigeria Twitter 2021 make sure they don’t belong to a clique. Did I say clique? Yes, clique. Twitter NG is run by some group of cliques read what Kelvin Odanz, a political Twitter influencer said below.
“Funny thing is that I know the person behind this VERY COORDINATED attack.”
“I just went through his TL. All the Retweets on his TL will tell you all you need to know. Him boys and girls are the ones on the frontline. One clique,” he said.
He was talking about the social media saga that went viral this week with a lot of screenshots conversations.
Here’s rules for you. Before slinking into someone’s inbox on Twitter, regard them carefully and proceed with caution.
Don’t just slide into somebody’s DMs and be like, “Hey, I want to be your friend”, because they may use you for clout. I don’t do that. I instead would like you to check their bio if it has some email address saying, “contact for ads” don’t make friend with such person.
Know when to walk away
Obviously, when you slide into someone’s DMs, you’re angling for a reply. This is a conversation you’re looking to start, so you’re probably keen to hear back from them quickly. That may not happen and you need to judge when it’s right to leave the recipient of your DM alone.
No matter how much you want to connect with someone, if it’s not working then know when to walk away.
What to do before you send DM
Go for a public interaction before you slide into a person’s DMs. If there’s someone you like and you suspect you might get on, build a bit of foundational familiarity by interacting with them in the safety of public view.
Investigate the images
These days there are there so many catfish online. Catfishing, the practice of pretending to be someone else online, the people who run these accounts are definitely not the kind of characters you want to be messing about with. You can search their image on Google. Go to images.google.com, click the camera icon (), and upload the image if you will see a duplicate elsewhere.
Use Twitter’s Advanced Search to root out any call out. Enter the word box, and enter the @username of the account you’re checking out.
If you’ve missed the previous article about Nigeria Twitter users, you can find it via the link below…