This week we’re asking for your help, we need your gripes. We’re compiling a list of social media rules, the do’s and don’ts of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc and we want to know what bugs you!
What would make you unfollow someone or unlike a page on Facebook?
How do you choose who to follow or like?
What lessons have you learnt? Is there something you have done that has resulted in loosing followers or annoying your Facebook community?
How to help
Leave your rules below in our comment box, post on our Facebook page, leave a comment in the ‘Facebook For Business Ireland‘ Linkedin group or Tweet at us @spiderworking!
There will be a prize for the best suggestions.
Lorna - Garrendenny Lane says
I have just unfollowed a good company because their only tweets were sales tweets that were timed and repetitive.
Tweeting is also for showing the personality behind the business in my opinion so don’t limit your tweets to sales tweets.
Tell us the benefits of what you offer, not the features – in your tweets if you do want to write up ‘sales tweets’
Don’t have the same update in your personal page and your busienss page on facebook as many of your friends are probably fans of your business page too and they will become irritated seeing double updates all the time.
don’t have your glib tweets updating your linked in profile – not very professional to see ‘night night, off to bed’ on your Linked In page
These are mostly the things that bug me. Wonder if I am doing anything that bugs people so will be interested to see other comments on this. Great idea Amanda
Ruairi Browne says
I can’t stand people linking their Twitter into LinkedIn. LinkedIn is for quality information (like a directory) in my opinion and it is being cheapened by constant noise now. I have “defriended” people on linkedIn because of this.
Anna Hutchinson says
Duplication, please please please don’t have the same thing said numerous times on the same day…
Hate seeing personal conversations going on over Twitter.
People wanting me to be a fan of theirs ‘just because’, and when I don’t because I’ve no interest in what they’re saying, they keep sending requests!
I’m sure there’s more – I’m easily irritated 😉
Some quick rules I try to abide by:
1. Converse and reply,
2. Don’t talk too much,
3. Don’t sell too much,
4. Be interesting,
5. Be informative,
6. Don’t insult,
7. Try to curb bad language (fuckin hard..),
8. Be funny,
9. Be different,
10. Don’t repeat.
Liam Ferguson says
I agree with most of the above, in particular the linking of Twitter and LinkedIn updates.
I get irritated when I see people starting topics in LinkedIn groups that are irrelevant to the group itself and are just self-promotion.
I recently got an message in my LinkedIn inbox from someone I didn’t know advertising their business service. Spam is spam whether you use e-mail or social networks.
Ian Murphy says
– If someone wants to tweet into LinkedIn they should create a separate personal & business twitter account or filter it with the #in tag at least.
– Scheduled tweets lead to immediate unfollow
– Open your facebook page if you want to advertise (believe it or not, some of us are not on facebook)
– Protected tweets…what is that about? Why bother with twitter if the world can’t see your stream.
– Conversations back & forth on twitter…isn’t that what SMS is for?
Michael Heraghty says
– I follow people who post useful resources, who post content or links that I find engaging and relevant to my job/personal interests/social life
– I like companies that produce innovative Facebook or mobile apps. So many try, but so few manage it. Sometimes simple is best — the iPhone app I use most is a TV guide app.
– I sometimes unfollow people that hog my twitter feed. Don’t overdo it — I want to see other people’s tweets too!
– I sometimes unfollow people who seem to use Twitter mainly to have social chats. Like Ian says above, use SMS, email, Facebook, whatever … not Twitter.
– Personal gripe: I’m suspicious of lurkers on Facebook. People who never post but, when you catch up with them in person, they make comments about events in your life over the last year — stuff you posted on Facebook. They’ve been looking all along, but not contributing. Zap! De-friended.