Wednesday September 23, 2009
I usually don't do this - but I really liked Coree's latest blog:
Social Media Rules Of Engagement – 10 Concepts For Understanding Online Communities
Here's the outline - but you can check out her homepage for the detail
Here are some very basic Social Media Rules of Engagement:
1. Be Transparent
Your honesty (or dishonesty) will be picked up right away in social media communities.
2. Be Judicious
If you're writing about a topic that you're not completely familiar with you should make this clear to your readers.
3. Be Smart
Make sure your efforts to be transparent don't violate your employer's privacy, confidentiality, and legal guidelines.
4. Perception is Reality
In online social networking, the lines between public and private, personal and professional are blurred. Just by writing on a subject you are creating perceptions about your knowledge and expertise in that area.
5. It's a Conversation
Talk to your readers like you would talk to real people standing in front of you or on the phone.
6. Are You Adding Value?
This is probably the most important rule of social media engagement. The best way to get your blog or conversations read is to write things that people will value.
7. Create Some Excitement
It's a big world out there and there are plenty of voices and opinions to listen to. Look for important contributions to the world and to the future of technology or your personal industry.
8. Be a Leader
There can be a fine line between healthy debate and an argument. You don't necessarily need to respond to every criticism or jab.
9. Did You Screw Up?
If you make a mistake, admit it. Be upfront and be quick with your correction.
10. Before You Hit Enter
If you're about to publish something that makes you even the slightest bit uncomfortable, don't shrug it off and hit 'Enter.'
And once again - check out Coree and her great blog at http://digg.com/d315Khi