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Tamim asks: What is the online etiquette or manners to be aware of with online networking?

Hi Badr, I have a tech start-up and I mainly network online. What is the online etiquette or manners I should be aware of with online networking? According to you, what are the most important social media networks we should use? Besides the popular ones – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – are there any other social media networking platforms you would advise me to start using?\nI’ve noticed that you use Twitter. How do you find it? Best wishes, Tamim

Hi Tamim,

 

I find Twitter great for spreading and receiving instant information from specific sources.

 

I have to be honest and say that I do not use Facebook or LinkedIn personally, however I am well aware that they are also a very useful business as well as social networking platforms that can effectively keep you visible for the people you have in your network.

 

Maintaining your network is also just as important as building it. You need to be able to keep in touch with your contacts, and there’s no better way than through social media these days. Of course, you shouldn’t be doing that by bombarding your contacts with irrelevant information. You can keep in touch by sharing relevant news stories, congratulating people on their achievements, publications, job changes, or even by commenting on their posts in a relevant manner.

 

Etiquette is the same online as it is offline, be polite, concise, and respect people’s privacy.

 

Best,

Badr