Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Socially Savvy Social Media for Dummy’s ~ Social Media Rules of engagement

     Ok……. Now I am ticked off!  Really?!?!?!  I have to write a blog on what should be common sense and basic curtesy?!?!?  FINE!  Here it is!
            Let’s look at the facts:  Social Media is an extension of who we are in a virtual world.  Where in the History of mankind did it ever say that just because you don’t see the person in front of you that it is okay to break every cardinal rule of curtsey, grace, social acceptance and just down right common sense?????  Am I missing something here?  Has Bart Simson and South Park really tweaked our perspective so dramatically that we cannot use our God give Brains to figure out what should and should not be acceptable?!?!? Apparently NOT – So Here is the Starter edition for Socially Savvy’s Social Media for Dummy’s!
1.)   If it’s not YOUR page – don’t post your agenda, link your business or promote your event WITH OUT ASKING FIRST on someone else’s page, blog or event!!! 
2.)   If it’s not your Picture, don’t post your agenda, link your business or promote your event with out asking first on the comment’s!
3.)   DO NOT use pictures to manipulate – tagging me in a picture I am CLEARLY not in, makes you look like an indigent….
4.)   Don’t complain about how people treat you on facebook if you don’t expect respect!  Swearing, being vulgar and posting lude pictures just proves you have no class, so don’t complain when someone calls you on it
5.)   Do not invite people to be part of a group they don’t fit in – i.e. – married people to a singles group
6.)   Do not forget that something posted can be retied!   Be aware!
7.)   Treat social media contact as you would a well-respected public figure or the president. 
8.)   Be positive in your interactions
9.)   Be aware of marital status when engaging in conversations
10.) Be considerate when posting opinions – if you want to keep friends
11.) If your account get’s hacked, message everyone and let them know!  They may not know you well enough yet to know that your not a low life sleeze after they have been flashed with a disturbing picture.
12.)  Understand the actual definitions of the words you are using – in a virtual world people only have the words in front of them so know what you mean and mean what you say.
13.) Don't spread Gossip...... you usually end up with egg on your face                  
Some things to consider when posting –
1.)   Be like Thumper….. If you don’t have anything nice to say……. Don’t say anything at all!!!  Don’t be a part of the virtual verbal vomit circling the globe! 
2.)   Being Politically correct was a kick back to the 60’s and the peace love and joy feeling of “Hey man, everyone is cool”…… It didn’t work then and it’s not working now – If your not willing to stand up and fight for what you believe in, sit down, shut up and stay out of the way
I will be adding to this as new things come up!

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