"Did you see the picture I posted of my kids yesterday?" "Did you see Joe's status yesterday? He must have been having a really bad day." Everywhere you go these days, someone is talking about something they saw or heard on a social media site. Truth is, to some people sites like Facebook or Twitter are ways to stay connected to distant relatives and friends. To others, it's a hot spot to play games and get the latest gossip. The later of the two groups are the ones who give the social media frenzy a bad name. So what are a couple things you can do as a user on these sites to avoid getting "blocked" or annoying the people you know.
One thing that people forget when posting to social media sites is that everything you say, do or post is a direct reflection of you, your family and friends and/or the company you work for. By showing a genuine interest in your friends lives and taking the time to build relationships just like you would face-to-face will help you create a positive "online footprint". People will think much more of your relationship with them if you are helpful and supportive in your interactions.
Missy Haugen - Member Solutions Supervisor