You might be an online thief if you make it a habit of plagiarizing content that is not your own. And if you think plagiarism is something only high school and college kids do to get through that nasty term paper, think again. It can happen to YOU. It seems only too easy to copy a webpage’s contents, to rip off a visual element or to “forget” to cite your sources when sharing OPC (other people’s content).
I love Twitter. I mentioned in my last blog post that Twitter is brining back the “thank you.” That’s not to say I don’t get annoyed by certain things on Twitter. For instance, some people are really good at writing their Twitter Bio, but nothing else. If I see that you tweet about all things social media ROI and marketing automation, I’m very likely to hit the “follow” button faster than a speeding bullet. However, sometimes we get caught up in the Bio only to find the person behind it tweets sporadically, only posts inspirational quotes, or doesn’t even know how to @tag someone back to have a conversation (believe me, that REALLY happens).
I was raised in the South. Sugar Land, Texas to be exact. I’m a good southern girl, with good southern manners – most of the time anyway. [Insert evil laugh here] Where I come from, thank you’s and please are a given – just like yes sir and no ma’am. As I’ve gone through life, and gradually moved away from the slow-paced southern life I once knew, I’ve noticed that not everyone is well versed in manners.
Do you have a social media rule book? Have you thought about the rules and ramifications of using social media (personally or professionally) at your place of business? According to Forrester Research, 64% of large companies “have no social media policy in place, or if they do, they lack tools to sufficiently enforce and support the policy.”
The topic of social etiquette has come up on a near daily basis lately. What are the Dos and Don’ts of Social Media? While there are only a few “hard and fast” rules, much of what is considered proper etiquette is subjective. I guess when it comes down to it things can always be considered subjective (to some), like whether you should throw a temper tantrum in public or wash your hands after using the restroom.