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How to not act like a dick in social media


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A handy set of guidelines to help to navigate the social media ocean without being a dick

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How to not act like a dick in social media

  1. 1. How not act like a DICK in Social Media A guide on the does and do nots of social media presents
  2. 2. Be Conversational <ul><li>Do listen to what other people are saying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do reply when it is appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not sound like you work in PR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not try to sell me crap or use marketing speak </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Be Polite <ul><li>Do be courteous to other users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do share other content, but give them credit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not be a whiny bitch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not complain about your personal life all the time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do try to engage with users when possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not ask people to RT, talk to you or follow you. Do not be an attention grabbing whore </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Be Valuable <ul><li>Try to provide value to other users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do share hints, tips and tricks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do share relevant content with users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not just post your own stuff </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Be Authentic <ul><li>Do be honest about who you are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do tell us who you are and who you work for </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not speak for someone else without disclosure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not try to anonymously boost interactions </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Be Sensible <ul><li>Do think before you type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use some common sense </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not act like a dick </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seriously, do not be a dick </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Get in touch <ul><li>Mike Phillips is an engagement planner who writes about social media and digital marketing in his spare time </li></ul><ul><li>He also acts like a dick in social media </li></ul>@imjustmike