The way we engage and act around one another in real life is often dictated by certain unwritten rules of etiquette. Often individual cultures have their own rules, and we can best learn them by observing and asking others.
In the same way, each online community and platform has it’s own set of rules on how we are to behave. If you spend any amount of time on Twitter, you’ll learn the “dos” and “don’ts” of that particular community. Even within sub-communities there are unwritten rules of etiquette.
Again, the best way to learn is to observe others, and make sure you are following the cues of those who are well respected within your particular community. But in the end, it’s important to remember that online is no different than online: there ARE rules of etiquette that you would be well advised to follow, as you can see from this video:
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- What’s the Proper Social Media Etiquette? [Marketing Cast] (hubspot.com)
- Business Etiquette for the Craziest Job in the World (waxingunlyrical.com)
- Six Reasons Social Media Doesn’t Work (spinsucks.com)
- When Social Media and “In Real Life” Collide (inklingmedia.net)
- “Community Manager” Confusion (waxingunlyrical.com)