Web Line 15: Online Etiquette Tips

Web Line 15: Online Etiquette Tips

Derived From
Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, Trust Agents
Previously

Web Line 14: How to Spot the Digital Natives

Online Etiquette
To make friends online and off there are some gentle rules to adhere to…

  • Your friends are not prospects offline and neither should they be online.
  • We all like to be listened to. Listen to your friends online too.
  • If unsure, ask for etiquette advice when joining a new group.
  • Contribute by commenting on blog posts, tweets and status updates.
  • Look out for trolls. They’re nasty people who don’t follow the cultural rules.
  • Also discern between a constant complainer and someone with a complaint.
  • Marketing is likely to result in being ‘unfriended’.
  • No one wants more email so rethink the way you keep in touch.

Are there any others you’d like to add?

Actions: Twittergy
Here’s some tips to strengthen your Twitter strategy…

  • Get a @username that’s similar to your name.
  • Add some content before expecting people to follow you.
  • Having others following you is the social proof that will attract others.
  • Have more followers than your followings.
  • Interact, respond and @reply to other people and their tweets.
  • When you follow others send them an @message.
  • Read our Book Rapper issue: Twittergy

What works for you on Twitter? What doesn’t?

Actions: Linking In
Here’s some tips for connecting on LinkedIn:

  • Update your profile to reflect your current activities
  • Add a honest photo, not an old one or a corporate headshot
  • Find colleagues and connect
  • Answer questions to display your expertise
  • Crossover your invitations with Twitter, Facebook, etc.

What’s your best tip for Linked In?

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