As with traditional, in-person networking, specific etiquette guides online networking relationships.
To become a social networking professional, mind your manners:
- Be judicious :
- Think carefully before you fill out your online profile.
- don’t include information which might offend others
- don’t lie
- make sure it’s honest online profile. you’re asking for future trouble if your online persona doesn’t closely match your offline one.
- No Cold Calling
- using social networking sites to gather prospect for cold calling is a bad idea
- members of these sites frown on any form of gratuitous self-aggrandizement or self-promotion. (marketing is at its best when it doesn’t feel like marketing)
- you don’t simply hand-out your business card to anyone whom share an elevator with you, so, similar rules of gracious conduct is also applicable online.
- Learn from other people’s profiles
- blend in with others
- carefully review how other network members handle their profiles.
- see what’s acceptable and what isn’t.
- plan your own profile whenever you want.
- You can always change things
- you can easily update your online profile whenever you want
- It’s all digital, that’s the beauty of internet
- Staying mobile
- many social networks enable you to use devices other than computers and mobile gadgets to access postings from other members and to update your own.
- Maintain your privacy
- edit your network settings to protect your privacy and to control the information that appears about you on the Web.
- don’t divulge more than you want the whole planet to know.
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