I am judging you. You are judging me and everyone else.
By appearance, by grammar, by facial expression, by stance.
And online, I’m judging your social media channels, especially if you bill yourself as an “expert.”
(Side note: I’m disappointed so many are scared off by that word now. I consider myself an expert in many things, including social media.)
I’m pretty picky about who I follow or fan or connect with or circle or whatever the kids call it these days.
My criteria … (Note how they’re questions to set up guidelines, rather than hard-and-fast rules.)
On every network except LinkedIn, you can follow or subscribe to my updates without waiting for my permission. Thank goodness.
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What criteria do you use to connect with people online? Share them in the comments below.
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You forgot a Facebook criteria.
“Are all of your statuses vague, melodramatic, depressing soliloqiues attempting to lead me into asking you what’s wrong? Because I won’t.”
Sadly, I enjoy rubbernecking at the occasional Facebook car wreck, so I do have a few people who do the self-involved updates. Someone eventually asks, and then the real fun begins.
Being involved by facilitating or enabling it, never.
That’s my policy, anyway.
I chant “fight! fight! fight!” in my head.
Rachel’s comment made me laugh. 🙂 Good points, Wade. I like.
I appreciate the list of questions for Twitter. I have been working hard these last few weeks to try and grow my social media presence. Hopefully, I can add consistency to my variety.
That “expert” term is one I struggle with as well. I know a lot (and my kids will tell you I think I know it all) but I will probably let others label me the expert in whatever field. 🙂
As for the rubbernecking – remember that they are often the ones that end up in a wreck themselves, so be careful out there.
Thanks for sharing.
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