New York Post
Social media chivalry
Either if you use the social media to promote your business or just to flirt around there are a variety of rules specific to social networking that you have to follow if you want chivalry to prevail.
In this article I present the cardinal guidelines of social networking to avoid being discourteous.
There is a certain cadence people expect you to have when you social network and if you exceed it you piss them off.
For example, I haven’t seen anyone go above five tweets per day and be popular.
Remember, is important to be smart and fun but is way more important to be modest.
The first rule then can be set as following: firmly avoid talking about the same thing everyone else is talking.
If you talk to someone and that person simply don’t answer back there are two options, is deaf or the most uneducated person you’ve ever met.
When someone sends you a message you’re supposed to write back.
I know it might seem like common sense or even just basic human decency but some individuals doesn’t seems to be grown in a human environment and need to be told about this.
It’s ok being an anti-social monster or a sick maniac depressive that doesn’t want human interaction but try to hide it, act normal so we don’t realize it.
So remember, if one of us, the normal people, talks to you, the weirdo, then you just say something back.
It’s simple. Is not hard, you can do it.
There is of course an exception: Blackberry users.
For the 5 of you out there that join me in the Blackberry use, please don’t feel that pressure since your phone is probably hiding most of the interactions you have.
A couple of weeks ago I found almost 19 Google chat conversations inside my satanic phone.
Conversations filled with questions, demands and increasingly desperate pleas for a response.
Another warning regarding the ‘Always reply’ rule is that it gets a little harder on weekends.
One of the big benefits of social media is the opportunity to be short and simple, so use it.
Be careful, don’t go to the other side and respond to a ten word question with ‘Yes’.
Use common sense, read your message a couple times before sending it and ask yourself how you would interpret this if you were the other person.
Everybody likes proper punctuation.
Punctuation is not a matter of taste, how you punctuate something can make a big difference in how it’s interpreted.
‘Ok’ feels a lot different from ‘ok!!’
Punctuation is an important part of establishing the mood you’re in when writing.
Never, ever, log into a chat, get a request to begin chatting, ignore that request and go offline.
To the person on the other end it can come across as a network error or they can assume that you are a horrible person.
Noblesse oblige I admit to having done this a couple of times, again, in my defense, I have a Blackberry.
And Blackberry main feature is to constantly log you into chat services against your will.
Well guys, I have to go. Nice talking to you!
the world must know the truth!