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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

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This is great, John. Thank you!

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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.

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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.

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