Social Media Etiquette

Social Media Etiquette

Social media sites understand they are going to be used as a marketing tool. They are designed to accommodate marketing. Some users may bemoan the notion that a social media site has to be subjected to blatant marketing tactics and I do admit they can be annoying, yet it is this format that the world’s twenty-somethings are gravitating to.

This is a marketplace of ideas, random thoughts and fun links in an environment that is in so many ways ‘connected’ in a style that is often defined as a web 2.0 – the next generation of media sites.

If you spend any amount of time on a site like MySpace, FaceBook, Digg or other similar social media sites you begin to see how creative businesses have found a way to carve out a piece of the marketing pie. There are millions of ideas, products and services to promote and you can find them all on social media networks.

In some ways what has just been described may be thought of as more like a community garage sale or flea market, but site members can be choosey about who they allow to communicate with them.

What this means is that in most cases site members can block individuals from commenting on their website. Some sites even allow you to ban certain individuals from visiting your site while others allow you to develop your presence as a private ‘by-invitation-only’ page.

If someone visits your site and is very blatant … Read more