If you are reading my blog now, you are probably also very active on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. Over the years, has anyone made you wonder if s/he needs training on digital etiquette?
It happened that Today’s Show also discussed this topic earlier. Let’s see if it is well-said. Here are some highlights:
- “Unplug” completely during vacation.
- Do not over posting “food porn” unless the food is really special or in a special occasion. Also, do it when it does not bother others in the restaurant and the servers.
- Limit the number of hashtags --- there is not a set limit. Personally, I think it is good to have up to three hashtags for every post. Too many hashtags equal to no hashtag for me. For that being said, it is a idea to create a hashtag for a special event like a wedding for tracking.
- A written thank you note is always better than a thank you message on e-mail.
- Just like daily conversations, too many update about a person’s political views, personal opinions, and his/her life might annoy other people.
I believe the basic of digital etiquette is simple --- be thoughtful to others. In this case, we need to keep in mind “WIIFM” (What’s In It For Me? Me = the audience). Sharing updates on social media is certainly important, but engaging with the audience is the key to develop a meaningful relationship.
The picture was downloaded from NBCNews.com