Connecting: Introduce yourself and tell me why you want to connect
I would like to know why you would like to connect with me. There is nothing wrong with a nice message introducing yourself and saying hello.
Follow, add, friend:
My following/adding back policy depends on the social media site. For example, with Facebook, I will only accept and add people who I have met. I don’t think it should be used to communicate with just anybody.Whereas, with Twitter I am a bit more open with following people.
Privacy, boundaries and safety:
I’m not one to post very many things on social media sites. I barely tweet or update my facebook status. I mostly use it to see what’s going on.
Signal to noise:
I’m interested in thoughtful posts. Many people feel there is a need to post every single thing that happens to them throughout the day. That annoys me.
Personal data and sharing:
There’s no need of sharing personal information such as your address or phone number. If anyone needs this information, they can send me a private message and explain what they would like to know and why.
My networking needs and uses:
Facebook – for far away family and friends, and seeing whats new.
Linkedin – professional use only.
Twitter – not as personal, I follow people I know, and design related accounts as well. If your tweets interest me, I will follow!
Pinterest – i’m addicted. I will follow anyone with nice boards.
7. Your criteria here: Be Kind
Be kind to others, even on the internet!
8. Your criteria here: Be Careful
Be careful what you post, always think twice!
Here are some links I stumbled across:
Social Media template from: Public Relations Matters
Top 10 Tips – Your social media policy: Birketts
5 Important Tips for Creating a Comprehensive Social Media Policy: Edgewave