Practice may not make us perfect, but it certainly helps build our chops, especially as we learn to Do Social Media Right.
If you want to check out all the Don’t Do’s on Facebook, then click on Karen Clark’s guest post: “20 Facebook mistakes you should avoid.”
. . . and the comments as well, including this one:
I sent a guy a message attached to a friend request the other day, with a few questions about his site. He very kindly answered them and then said “I look forward to networking with you.”
Am I right in thinking that that was what I was trying to do, but he kinda stopped the conversation off short?
. . . and my response:
Your comment reminds me how important it is for each of us to take responsibility for our own “added-value” experiences in social networking. Because this is all so new, most of us are evolving and experimenting, which means that it is difficult to do everything right.
In the situation you have pointed out, YES, I agree that the person is probably giving off some automated-type response, but if you see value in continuing the relationship, then, of course, you can go for it — i.e. asking him some questions that could help you solve personal/professional challenges.
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