ALL Twitter bios must contain two serious pieces of information followed by a third zany one.
The social media platform set the new rules after complaints that some users were not displaying simultaneously the business-like and playful sides of their personalities.
Tom Logan, ‘father, atheist, eater of Spangles’, said: “Twitter bios should be like the news – the important stuff goes up front and then you end with something light-hearted and kind of pathetic.”
Fellow micro-blogger Donna Sheridan – whose bio states, ‘Journo, Vegan, Simon Pegg once said he liked my shoes’ – agreed: “You need to make it clear that you’re a serious and successful human being with strong beliefs and/or family values.
“But then, just as people are thinking, ‘Oh, they sound a bit dull’ – WHAM! You hit them with a zany, off-the-wall factoid.”
Frequent tweeter Wayne Hayes said: “I’ve been doing it wrong. Since 2010, my bio has said, ‘optician, widower, optician’.
“This morning I changed it to ‘optician, widower, I pushed her off a boat’ and I’ve already gained 300 new followers.”