An axiom is a declarative statement about reality. Merriam Webster calls it a “an established rule or principle or a self-evident truth.” There’s something about these things that makes them among the best tweets. I guess I just enjoy reading insightful statements by people. Honestly, when I see someone write axiomatic tweets, that causes me to consider following them instantly. Today’s tweet that does not suck is an example of that.
Meet Alexia. She is a web editor at SF Weekly and has a penchant for delivering stark statements of truth and insight that I enjoy on an ongoing basis now. They’re just mixed in with all the other things she does and says. Whether or not you agree with an axiomatic tweet is beside the point. Those who send out axiomatic tweets are strengthening their tweetstream by continually providing ongoing content that is inherently interesting to their current friends and potential new followers.
It should also be noted that people who deliver axiomatic tweets are therefore not always sending out links that require you to leave Twitter. That is much appreciated by people who don’t want to lose their train of thought or are at work at the time. Not everyone wants to be whisked off to some other place on the Internet to read an article at all times. It is also well known that tweetstreams are increasingly being used by publications to bolster traffic. Many people understand that and sometimes do not feel as though they wish to be a part of social media campaigns. Some people look for ways to be entertained on Twitter without having to frequent any particular site. Whatever. I just like reading cool axioms and then pondering them.
Here are some examples of the axiomatic tweet:
@BrianSolis “If ignorance is bliss, awareness is…? Awakening? What do you think?”
Brian took it one step further here by asking a question.
@Percival “Twitter misinformation is the best misinformation”
That Percival humor always shines through.