Just like golf there is social media “etiquette”. Have you thought of these?
Posted on July 13, 2012 by @mqtodd
I am usually super positive but there will be a few “do-nots” in here. Sorry but could not think of other ways to phrase these things. Normal service will be resumed on my next post.
Golf etiquette is all passed down for a reason but sometimes initially hard to understand. Social media etiquette on the other hand is common sense. Which as you know is not always so common. So here are 10 random examples of etiqutte to consider…
1. Follow back onand subscribe back on Facebook. Be open and supportive. This is “social” media. It is 2012. The year of connection. I explain more about this at http://michaelqtodd.com/followback
This of course a matter of strategy but always remember that you were new at one time and didn’t you just love those followbacks!
2. Before spamming someone (translation – sending the same message to more than one person) ask a simple question. “How would I feel to receive this?”. Then ask “How would I feel to receive 500 messages like this in the next 24 hours”? Do unto others…
3. Pay it forward. Do not always wait to be retweeted before retweeting for example.
4. Be careful with your Facebook activity in third party sites. Do your friends really want to see in their ticker 200 straight notifications about you following people on Pinterest for example. Adjust your settings when performing repetitive actions.
5. Thank. Liberally.
6. Tagging numerous people in a Facebook email message is unlikely to endear yourself to your friends. Trust that if your message is important enough it will reach who it needs to reach.
7. Twit validation. Why? We are trying to follow you! Do not make it hard for us!
8. Unless it is super personal say it in public. Become proud of your communications with family and friends. UseDirect messages and Facebook inbox messages as a last resort.
9. Be positive. It is a party. Criticizing someone’s post or tweet is not necessary. If you do not like it just move on.
10. Cannot think of any more. After all there are no “rules”.
If you can think of any more tips please add them in the comments.