- Earn respect by providing valuable content in a friendly way.
- Be extra polite. You won’t make a snarky remark to someone you just met in person. You shouldn’t do it online either.
- Follow the golden rule by treating others as you would want to be treated.
- Edit your photo choices so you don’t post photos of you or your friends engaging in illegal and irresponsible activities.
- Show care when tagging friends in photos. Your friends may not want to be tagged in some of them.
- Share your best work.
- Use a real photo so people know whom they’re connecting with.
- Cyber stalk. If you’re not getting responses back from wall posts and messages you leave on someone’s profile, then stop posting them.
- Write private messages on wall posts. It can be embarrassing and rude.
- Use automation tools. It’ll just make you look lazy and unengaged.
- Ask to be retweeted. If your contact is good enough, people will share it without your asking them to.
- Use exclamation points. They’ll just make your writing look juvenile.
- Follow an employer’s personal account. You’ll look desperate and creepy. Instead, follow the official account instead.
- Use text abbreviations in social media updates. You need to type out the whole word.
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