Social Networking Etiquette: How to Introduce Yourself and Others Politely

By C.G. Lynch, May 20, 2009 — CIO Magazine

Improve your social networking etiquette IQ with our expert advice on some sticky situations. How can you politely decline friend requests? Effectively introduce yourself to someone who doesn’t know you well? Thoughtfully connect two contacts? We’ve got answers

Here are some tips Dixson told for crafting an online contact strategy that works for you, and how to handle the sticky questions that can arise around introductions.

One of the most fundamental rules of social networking etiquette: You must carefully consider who you “friend” or “connect” with on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. According to career experts, the people with whom you associate, in many ways, reflect upon you.

  1. Decide on a Friend Strategy for Both LinkedIn and Facebook
  2. Communicate a Clear Policy to Potential Contacts
  3. Don’t Ignore Friends, or Friends of Friends
  4. If the Answer Is No, Offer Alternatives
  5. Be Specific When Sending Invitations
  6. Give a Heads-Up When Brokering Connections Between Friends

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Google Profile: Control How Others See You Via Google

by Bill Lindner on 20090430,

Google has introduced a new feature called ‘Google Profile’, which lets users control how their information appears when someone else searches for that person’s name via Google’s products (such as the Google Search Engine).

Using Google Profile, it is possible to create a personal page that links to your blog or other profiles and keep family and friends up to date with your contact information and pictures. Read entire story …

Revamped Facebook Pages Aid Branded Apps

by Mark Walsh, Online Media Daily

One of the aims of Facebook’s most recent redesign was for brand pages to be more seamlessly integrated into the stream of social interaction on the site. The changes essentially allow brands to assimilate into the general Facebook population by having profile pages like other users, status updates and the ability to pop up in fans’ news feeds. … Read the whole story > >