Winning the Internet

Steal this idea: Expert “rules” for social media

After a great run, the Winning the Internet blog has been retired. However, you can still keep in touch with New Media Mentors here.

Fast Company recently released a set of social media “rules” authored by experts and crowdsourced via Twitter. The list is easy to scan and maybe even worth printing and hanging above your desk if your organization uses social media.

Here are a few of my favorite tips:

Stop & Ask: Would an ACTUAL person talk that way?



Everyone says they don’t want to be marketed to. Really, they just don’t want to be talked down to.



Don’t try to be clever, be clever.

Wally Petersen, @Draftfcb


Have an ROI. Have an ROI. Have an ROI.



Check out the full list here.

About Melissa Foley

Melissa is the Director of Training and Mentoring for Netroots Foundation and New Media Mentors. She aims to use her MBA + nonprofit background to teach organizations to use new media tools strategically.

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