Web Line 15: Online Etiquette Tips
Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, Trust Agents
Web Line 14: How to Spot the Digital Natives
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?
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?