Social Media Best Practices

September 22, 2008   |   AUTHOR: Julius Solaris   |   POSTED IN: off-topic

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A bit off topic, but I’ve been tagged by Dan Thorthon with a writing project about finding the best practices in social media. The project was started by Mitch Joel at Six Pixels of Separation.

It is obviously very intriguing, therefore I’ll give my effort.

I loved Dino‘s reply, as well as the one of the almighty Chris Brogan.

My suggestions:

Be Real

Do not talk like advertising

Engage with people in the same fashion you would at a conference or next to a buffet.

Be Opinionated

Try to avoid all the rethorics and just go right to the point, possibly displaying an opinion. Giving other’s opinion is a good thing, it will help your linking strategy, but try to have your view and make sure that everyone around know what you are about.

Be Personal

Within your community start talking by using first names and avoid using “Dear reader”.

Be Protective

Protect your audience, get rid of spammers and naggers

Now the fun part. I am tagging Alina, Cece, Andrew, Rob and Vero

  • http://www.thewayoftheweb.net Dan Thornton

    Good call on being protective. Both against spammers, and those in your company etc who could be tempted to exploit relationships for short term gain…

    Wish I’d though of that one…nice response!

    Dan Thorntons last blog post..Why I don’t have much sympathy for traditional media…

  • http://www.thewayoftheweb.net Dan Thornton

    Good call on being protective. Both against spammers, and those in your company etc who could be tempted to exploit relationships for short term gain…

    Wish I’d though of that one…nice response!

    Dan Thorntons last blog post..Why I don’t have much sympathy for traditional media…

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ Julius

    @Dan Thornton
    Thank you!

  • http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/ Julius

    @Dan Thornton
    Thank you!