Dress me up in black and white and give me an air horn (a whistle just won’t do). I’m sick and tired of watching people, ESPECIALLY social media “experts” (AKA: ninjas, gurus and mavens), make glaring mistakes in the social sphere. It would take way too much space to list ALL of the platforms, so today we’ll focus on Facebook. Maybe we’ll turn this into a series and cover other social sites on later posts.
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.”