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I am joining a new movement called #LFS where people can learn to talk and not sell or link everyone on Twitter!
……Anyway, this movement is about making Twitter a better place to connect. We’ve gotten so sucked into the marketing aspect of it that the majority of Twitterers use it to gain something like the sale of a new product, another tick mark on their analytics and the warm feeling of accomplishment that comes with the number of Tweets your post got. But rarely is it being used to gain something like a new connection or relationship. At least not like it used to be.
And the culprit? The dreaded link.
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While everyone has their best practices when it comes to connecting with people on the different social networks, I think we can all agree that social media etiquette is important and crosses all the networks.
I remember doing a forum thread on Adlandpro called Social Etiquette, which was very popular by folks and it talked to treating others as you would want to be treated and dealt with online communications.
I realized after getting some friend “invites” on Adlandpro that were at best a sales letter and at worse a spam invite, that maybe it was time to talk about how to get friends and then keep them or maybe a better wording would be how to use good manners when connecting with people.
While we may laugh at this great cartoon, I know that for myself and I know that many of you have groaned when it comes to creating traffic on Twitter not to mention all the other social networks!
I’m sure that you are all aware that the best way to get more twitter traffic is to get more retweets to what you are sharing and I’m sure that you know that doing the basics of creating that great content, adding twitter share buttons on your website and newsletters is a given and I bet that you already know the least likeable words to use on twitter right?
Social media is so important, today, that there are multiple blogs dedicated ONLY to social media. You should dedicate a little time every day to reading articles just on social media and learn about all the tools at your disposal. This would be a book if I wrote about it here!
Just remember that just like email, but even more important with social media, do not spam. Share interesting, quality snippets and tweets from your blog, and make sure to include the link to your blog in your profile everywhere you go, and always, always, always in your signature file any place you post.
For all the marketers who are experienced working on line there are many more who are new, who do not know how to do “content marketing” tweeting or anything else that has to do with putting something on line, so this post is for you ( but a great refresher for the experienced guys and gals!)
In my last post I had talked about going to jail when breaking the rules in email marketing, well stealing another persons work is right up there in the same thinking – it is called Plagiarism and it is WRONG!
How many ways can a person plagiarize – Let me count the ways! According to WriteCheckVideos, there are 10, but there are a few more which I will add after you watch this video. While this person is talking about schools and plagiarizing, everything being said can be applied to writing articles, blog posts and everywhere you would put content on Social media
How to NOT plagiarize on social media?
When you’re sharing someone else’s content in social media, the approach you take to give proper credit changes depending on the social network. Here’s the breakdown:
To Cite Someone’s Content on Twitter: Simply include a “via @username” somewhere in the tweet. If you’re retweeting someone’s content but you edit their original tweet, be sure to change “RT” to “MT,” which stands for “modified tweet.”
To Cite Someone’s Content on Facebook: Facebook makes it pretty easy to give credit when you’re sharing someone else’s content right from their own timeline — they have a ‘Share’ button ready and waiting for you!
To Cite Someone’s Content on LinkedIn: Proper source attribution on LinkedIn is easy as pie. Just include the link to the content you’re citing in the update, and mention the person or company name.
To Cite Someone’s Content on Google+: On Google+, it’s customary to include the name of the person or company whose content you’re citing in the text of your update, because you can then link to their Google+ profile, much like you would do on Facebook. Simply include a + or @ and their Google+ name — they’ll pre-populate just like they do on Facebook!
To Cite Someone’s Content on Pinterest: Pinterest is all about content sharing, so it’s no wonder proper source attribution is basically built right into the platform with their “Repin” button. When you go to repin content, however, sometimes the original creator has included a URL, hashtag, or other indicator of authorship. Don’t edit that link out — it’s poor form! And marketers, beware. If you include your link in the “Description” section of your pin, you may get flagged as a spammer.
Read more: How Not to Steal People’s Content on the Web via Corey Eridon
After reading everything…do you think its worth Plagiarizing anything? I sincerely hope not!
*This post was deliberately created using information that was found from sources who have talked/tweeted about plagiarizing and why you you should not do it and you will note that every single link is properly attributed, every image is properly pointing to the web site that I found it…this is how to not plagiarize – this is how to respect people and this is how show credibility to yourself!