Posts Tagged ‘Personal Policy’

My Social Media Policy

December 5, 2008


1. Connecting: Introduce yourself and tell me why you want to connect

I would like to know why other people want to connect with me. What was it about me that caught there attention and made them want to follow me? I would like other people to introduce themselves and let me know why, out of all the many people out there, that they chose to follow me and connect with me. I think it would be very interesting to see the results of this.

2. Follow, add, friend: Do I Know You?

If someone ask to be my friend or follows me I do not automatically accept or reciprocate. When I first began to use social media (facebook) I was more likely to accept everyone’s friend request and be friends with people I did not know for no real reason. However, since social networking sites like this have grown to the enormous size they are now I am much pickier about who I associate myself with on them.

3. Privacy, boundaries and safety: Private: No Trespassing

I think it is very important to have privacy settings and boundaries but I also think that before putting anything on any social site you should consider it very carefully. Even with privacy settings it may still be possible for someone to see something they should not see. I do think that you should have different settings for your professional and personal life. Your boss or co workers do not need to see the pictures from your birthday party or read about what you and your friends did last weekend. If you allow co workers to read and see what your friends post there is a great possibility that a completely innocent inside joke will be taken the wrong way or a picture will be misunderstood.

4. Signal to noise: More is Less

Sometimes people get a little carried away with the updates and  such. I do not need an update of your life every four minutes everyday. Maybe there should be a limit on how many times you can update or post something.

5. Personal data and sharing: Connections

I would like to connect with people who I have things in common with. I would like to connect more with people who I share either professional or personal interest but I am not completely opposed to meeting new and different people.

6. My networking needs and uses: this for this that for that

I use facebook almost strictly for social purposes. I am only friends on facebook with my actual friends. Twitter and linkedin I do not use very much right now but in the future I plan to use those more for professional purposes.

7. Leaving: sneak away or say farewell

When someone stops being my friend or stops following me I would like to know why. Did I say or do something that directly offended them or was it some habit or quirk of mine that made them leave. Or was it not me at all, did they just decide they no longer want to be my friend or be a part of the social site?

8. My Opinion on Changes: Do I have to Change?

I would like to have an opinion about new layouts on sites. I would also like to be able to choose if I want adopt the new layout or keep the old design, Iwould like to be able to customize my site for my needs and wants. Add new applications and layouts that I want but keep things that I like the same.