Here is Twitter’s crazy 136-page handbook for politicians who want to tweet

Ever wish there were a manual on how not to say something stupid on social media? Well, if you’re a politician, now there is. The “Twitter Government and Elections Handbook” was put together last year by the social network’s political partnerships team to teach politicians and their flunkies the ways of the tweeting arts. You can download it here.

The manual isn’t specifically meant to keep politicos out of trouble. Instead, it’s supposed to be a guide to the service for high-profile accounts. “It’s been wildly popular,” Twitter manager Bridget Coyne told NPR today. People frequently contact Coyne’s team with questions as they start using Twitter, she said. That was the guidebook’s genesis. Next in store are updates to include tips on…

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