Five Rules Of Social networking
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a set of universal social media rules? As it is well known that, the most popular social networking sites are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest. Each one of these sites is serving specific purposes or functions for different groups of people. Here we are sharing some tips on the etiquette of social networking.
1. Create a business profile for business and use a different account for personal connections. Real name and picture should be used in the business profile, and never try the cute, weird or useless words. Your new dress may be adorable, but it does help nothing for explaining your business to your clients. A personal account is more likely to function better when connecting with friends and families. It is better that business and personal life are not mixed together.
2. Don’t put any information that is negative or you don’t want your boss, peers or current or potential clients to see. Never should you post the moments or pictures that you are upset, angry, crying, or over-tired. People always remember a person’s negative moment, and judge the person by it.
3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Certainly, we should be responsible for what we are writing, posting, and responding. So it is great to post serious content or information in the social networking sites, and do not write offensively or rudely. But it is also okay if receiving some words that you don’t like. After all, social networking is not the real world.
4. Remember to add value if the social networking is used for marketing. Post articles, blogs, pictures and links that are related to your company and business, and always interact with your followers, users, readers or fan. These people might be your clients or potential customers. And it is better not only to talk about yourself and your company, but also the entire industry.
5. Protect your confidential information. Be careful when sharing the personal information in the networking sites, especially those that might be taken advantage by others. You should remember that social networking is a two-way street. Social networking helps to enhance your relationship, but it might also gain the risk of information leakage.