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 CIO.com 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.
- Decide on a Friend Strategy for Both LinkedIn and Facebook
- Communicate a Clear Policy to Potential Contacts
- Don’t Ignore Friends, or Friends of Friends
- If the Answer Is No, Offer Alternatives
- Be Specific When Sending Invitations
- Give a Heads-Up When Brokering Connections Between Friends
Good advise to about building your online profile on any social network.
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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 …
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