Meghan Wilker at the Geek Girls Guide (and managing director at Clockwork) provides a few useful tips for handling social media on a personal, versus a business, level.
Online, we don’t have those same social cues. Updating my Facebook status feels different than standing in front of a room filled with 500 people, and yet the two actions have a similar effect. So, here’s a pro tip: don’t post anything online that you wouldn’t stand up and say in front of a room full of strangers. It sounds simple, but I’m often amazed at the things people say online that they would never have the guts to say to someone’s face. So, while you don’t need to draft some kind of complex content diagram for yourself, it’s important to take a minute to think about what you want to share online because of its ease and relative permanance.
Wilker suggests thinking about the content you want to — or should — share, and whether or not it’s an accurate representation of yourself.
Read more at Social Media for Humans (in 3 Easy Steps!) and leave us your personal rules or guidelines in the comments section!