Today, however, I'm appointing myself as hall monitor for the social media corridor. My top 9 offenses are below (tickets with unreasonably high fines will be issued later):
- You post unflattering photos of people to Facebook, Flickr, or other social media sites.
- You've stopped tweeting with your friends so you can talk to more "important" people who will help increase your Klout score.
- You won't recommend a deserving colleague on LinkedIn because you're insecure enough to think it diminishes your own accomplishments.
- You've bought your Twitter followers.
- You offer webinars that promise to deliver free information, but instead you pitch an overpriced "system" which is nothing but common sense.
- You don't ever respond to people when they send you a tweet (or you DM your response to them because they're not important enough to be mentioned in your stream).
- You use information from social media sites to get friends or colleagues into trouble.
- You refer to yourself as an expert or a guru.
- You only talk about yourself and never promote the good work of others.