Where's the rule book for social media etiquette? Where's our Emily Post? What's acceptable and what's unacceptable in social media, particularly when it comes to connecting with new members in a community?
We've all probably done the wrong thing and stepped on someone's toes, so to speak. I know I've done it without intending to. Perhaps you've noticed that once you've joined a community you immediately get inundated with friend requests only to find out they are only interested in seeing what they get out of it.
Let's make a real effort here at the Find Virtual community to connect with members in a way that shows we really are interested in what they can bring to the community also - not just what we offer.
When you send a friend request, first do some homework. Look at the member's profile page. Go check out their website, Facebook page, LinkedIn profile and Twitter accounts if they have them. Learn something about them so that when you send the friend request you can mention something you found interesting or ask a question to learn more.
Please feel free to share your thoughts!