Social media etiquette

My Facebook regrets

By Arden / April 10, 2012 /

While on Facebook I saw a friend had posted a political video. I watched the video and thought, wow, this is really great information. So, I shared the video and posted why I thought it was worth watching. An hour later I started to have regrets. I had justified to myself that the post was…

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What not to do on Facebook

By Arden / January 12, 2012 /

A friend emailed me recently asking for advice. She had received a friend request on Facebook from someone she didn’t know, but knew of. She decided to grant the friend request. Immediately afterwards this person wrote on my friend’s wall asking her to like her Facebook page and include a link to the page.

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How Facebook lists change Facebook etiquette

By Arden / September 19, 2011 /

There have been a lot of changes to Facebook lately and with changes come etiquette changes. I’m not a social media expert, but I do consult on social media etiquette which requires I stay on top of social media changes. For those of you on Facebook, you may have noticed some recent modifications. Here’s a…

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I’m listening to you

By Arden / September 1, 2011 /

I just converted to a new commenting system on my blog. I heard from a couple of readers that they wanted to be able to see what other people were saying about my posts. So, I just added a new whiz bang commenting system called Livefyre. Here is what you can expect. You will be…

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How to Avoid Being Defriended

By Arden / October 4, 2010 /

The new movie, Social Network, about the founding of Facebook, opened October 1st to rave reviews and box office success. Facebook went from being a social networking site for college students to the site that is searched more than Google with more than 500 million users.  When both grandparents and grandkids are on Facebook you…

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You’re Fired! Social Media Mistakes

By Arden / July 29, 2010 /

Recently, a 16 year old employee was fired from her job for writing on her Facebook wall “I’m bored at work today.” Agree with the firing or not, the reality is everything we do online is visible to the world. This young lady had to learn this the hard way. Networking online is just like…

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Twittetiquette: 5 Points To Avoid Alienating Your Twitter Followers

By Arden / September 28, 2009 /

Have you heard about the little blue bird of happiness? No, this one is virtual and it’s called Twitter. This social media tool is growing by leaps and bounds and as of March 2009 had over 8 million users in the US. Is it just a passing fad? I don’t think so. As more business…

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