Emily Post became the authority on social etiquette when she published her first book on social graces; Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage, also named Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home in 1922. In the age of calling-cards and high-society, how well one followed proper social etiquette could impact social status, success in business and politics. Social interaction was deliberate and formal in that age. Fast-forward to today where interactions occur in seconds, often without little thought, and it seems the art of etiquette is a lost art.
Social media has made connecting with others easier than ever. That doesn’t mean that implied rules do not apply. Each social media platform has its own nuances. However there are some basics that would be useful to those new to social media, and many experienced social personalities could benefit from.
Whether you connect with 5, 500, 5,000 or a million others on social media, you are more likely to find engagement rewarding and beneficial when you apply social grace to your interactions and communications.
Are there any social media etiquette tips you would add?
Rebecca Murtagh is a Human AI Evangelist, Author of CROWD SUCCESS® and a human performance coach. Rebecca leverages decades of experience working with Fortune 500, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Mains Street companies and startup entrepreneurs to help virtual companies, remote talent and hybrid teams leverage Human AI to continually operate from a place of genius, innovate faster and find greater fulfillment in their work and life in a world of intelligent machines.
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