Social media etiquette

Social media networks are changing the way we interact, and the way we conduct ourselves through these accounts and profiles are a reflection of ourselves to the rest of the world.  As a result, social media etiquette is extremely important and you should be following some rules of conduct when connecting and communicating with others.

The following infographic addresses social media etiquette and the questions you should ask yourself before posting:


According to Forbes and Lisa Filpi Goeckler, everyone should ask themselves the following 12 questions before posting on social media:

  1. Should I target a specific audience with this message?
  2. Will anyone really care about this content besides me?
  3. Will I offend anyone with this content? If so, who? Does it matter?
  4. Is this appropriate for a social portal, or would it best be communicated another way?
  5. How many times have I already posted something today? (MOre than three can be excessive.)
  6. Did I spell check?
  7. Will I be okay with absolutely anyone seeing this?
  8. Is this post too vague? Will everyone understand what I’m saying?
  9. Am I using this as an emotional dumping ground? If so, why? Is a different outlet better for these purposes?
  10. Am I using too many abbreviations in this post and starting to sound like a teenager?
  11. Is this reactive communication or is it well thought-out?
  12. Is this really something I want to share, or is it just me venting? 

For more information, you can click on the following links:

The Guide to Social Media Etiquette

Online etiquette: the ultimate guide to social media manners

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