I've been thinking about developing a set of personal guidelines for Twitter use. My employers' guidelines don't contemplate some of the scenarios I've faced in the Twitosphere.
At the moment, I'm wondering how to deal with anonymous tweeps online. Because (with rare exception) we don't use anonymous sources in print, I'm thinking it's a good policy not to retweet posts of anonymous tweeps. That seems reasonable to me.
But, since Web 2.0 is conversational, what about responding to anonymous tweets, particularly those that refer to me by name or username? I tend to ignore inflammatory tweets from anonymous users, while I typically respond to folks who have the courage to use their names. On the other hand, I do respond to non-inflammatory tweets by the anonymous.
What are your thoughts?