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Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Tamar Weinberg at Techpedia has posted an Ultimate Handbook to the etiquette of interactions on a number of social media sites. Here?s part of Weinberg?s description of the Handbook:

Would you do the following within real face-to-face relationships?

  • Jump on the friendship bandwagon without properly introducing yourself?
  • Consistently talk about yourself and promote only yourself without regard for those around you?
  • Randomly approach a friend you barely talk to and simply ask for favors ? repeatedly?
  • Introduce yourself to another person as ?Pink House Gardening??

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need a refresher course on social media etiquette--and perhaps real-life etiquette also. Here are some egregious sins that you must not perform on social media sites. Avoid these violations and learn how to manage and maintain online relationships on a variety of popular social media sites.

At the very list least, this list of dos and don'ts is a great discussion piece for those interested in the evolving norms of online environments.

via LifeHacker



This is great, John. Thank you!


I read through that post and repeatedly thought "I *know* people like that in real life." Then reminded myself that behavior as described reduces my willingness to interact IRL and reinforces the relevance for online. Good article, thanks.


Thanks for sharing this, John. I must admit it would never occur to me to write a press release about how good I am at Twitter. Good times.