I stopped using Twitter in late 2013 for a few months because it was no longer fun, and I noticed several people using it the wrong way. I seem to be seeing more stupidity on Twitter as of late, and thus thought it was only appropriate to offer a few tips and helpful advice when it comes to using it and social media in general.
First and foremost, DON'T ACT LIKE AN IDIOT! One of the primary uses of Twitter, other than for professional gain, is to have fun. I've said this time and time again but if you're not having fun doing something, then don't do it (unless it's something incredibly important). Have all the fun you want, but not at others' expense. As long as you're not harming anyone else, great. I've starting thinking about it this way in the last few years: Would I want an employer/family member to see this? If not, then don't post it. Doesn't matter if you use your real identity or not on social media. Just don't do it.