Quiz: Do You Know Social Media Manners?

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Quiz: Do You Know Social Media Manners?

Social Media has changed the way the world does business, but good communication foundations are still rooted in kindness, consideration, and good manners. Your online reputation is now intricately woven into how people perceive you both online and offline, so knowing the guidelines of the multi-channel world of Social Media is not optional - it's essential. These 15 questions are a simple self-audit to see if you are equipped for excellence in your online communications.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your profile picture on Social Media Sites should be:
    • A. 

      A picture of your pet

    • B. 

      A logo

    • C. 

      An avatar (computer generated head)

    • D. 

      A picture of you

  • 2. 
    When posting something meant as a joke, you should: 
    • A. 

      Post it and hope people understand the joke

    • B. 

      Express clearly that you are joking

    • C. 

      Know that sarcasm and humor are part of the Social Media culture- anything goes

  • 3. 
    If someone posts a comment directed at you that is critical or argumentative you should:
    • A. 

      Assume they are looking for some flame-throwing and jump right in to defend your stance

    • B. 

      Block them

    • C. 

      Take the discussion to a private place

    • D. 

      Ignore them

  • 4. 
    Best practice for online conversations:
    • A. 

      Use all CAPITAL LETTERS so typing is faster

    • B. 

      Never include emoticons - they are childish

    • C. 

      Never say things or share information you would not say out loud in public

  • 5. 
    In order to protect privacy and safety, you should:  
    • A. 

      Use a pseudonym to protect your identity

    • B. 

      Refrain from posting any information about where you are

    • C. 

      Be cautious to not reveal personal and private details, especially concerning other people

    • D. 

      Don't worry about this - hackers and criminals don't use social media

  • 6. 
    When someone you don't know sends a "Friend Request" on Facebook or Linked In, you should
    • A. 

      Block them

    • B. 

      Approve them, what's the harm?

    • C. 

      Check to see if there is enough information given to understand why they are connecting then proceed with an approval

  • 7. 
    When you  want to invite a Facebook friend to an event, the best protocol is: 
    • A. 

      Post a link to the event with a friendly invitation on their timeline

    • B. 

      Post a friendly hello on their time-line with a heads-up that you are sending them a private message.

    • C. 

      Post a link on my timeline and tag them in the post so it shows up on their timeline too.

  • 8. 
    When someone follows you on Twitter, you should:
    • A. 

      Only follow back if you know them

    • B. 

      Always follow back

    • C. 

      Look at their profile for signs they are for real and not a spammer, then follow back

    • D. 

      Don't waste time following others back

  • 9. 
    The ideal ratio for posting your own content (self promotion vs other related material) is: 
    • A. 

      1:2 (50% of posts are promotional)

    • B. 

      1:3

    • C. 

      1:7 (Only 1 out of 7 posts are self-promotion)

    • D. 

      All posts can be promotional - anything else is a waste of time

  • 10. 
    Photos are popular, thus a good Facebook strategy to get attention is:
    • A. 

      Post a fun image and tag lots of "friends" in it

    • B. 

      Post flattering photos of people you're with and tag them

    • C. 

      Post all the pictures on your cellphone along with comments and tag various people who know these friends

    • D. 

      Use the "share" button on other people's pictures and then "Like" that on your own timeline

  • 11. 
     To grow your connections on LinkedIn, you should:
    • A. 

      Search for key people in your industry and send them invitations to connect

    • B. 

      Join groups and after engaging in conversation with someone in the group, send an invitation to connect

    • C. 

      Only send invitations to people you have met in person

    • D. 

      Send to people you know and also when you meet someone new

    • E. 

      B & D

  • 12. 
     Regarding Frequency of Posts: 
    • A. 

      All the channels have the same policy; it's my account and I can post as often or as little as I like

    • B. 

      Facebook is the best place to put 8-10 posts per day

    • C. 

      Twitter followers expect no more than 2-3 posts per day

    • D. 

      Each channel has a different guideline for an ideal number of posts

  • 13. 
    Blogging with Courtesy Includes:
    • A. 

      Give credit when quoting someone, but never include links that could take visitors away from my site

    • B. 

      Read the comments visitors leave but no response is expected

    • C. 

      Use images for added interest; if I find them on someone else's blog it means I can use them too

    • D. 

      If I go a long time between blog updates, I should apologize with a reason why I have not posted

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    A good Social Media strategy for busy people is: 
    • A. 

      Use a management platform (ex. Tweetdeck or HootSuite) for efficiency and schedule some - not all- posts in advance

    • B. 

      Use automated publishing streams to save time searching for good things to post

    • C. 

      Schedule time to read and share relevant content.

    • D. 

      Sign up for services that buy followers and grow your influence fast

    • E. 

      Check my accounts occasionally to see if there's anything interesting going on

    • F. 

      B & E

  • 15. 
    With limited time for Social Media, an effective strategy is:
    • A. 

      Pick one channel and concentrate on being good at one

    • B. 

      Set up an account on every channel that becomes available and try to check in with each one at least once a month

    • C. 

      Identify at least 3 channels that make sense for your brand and be consistent with those by checking in several times every week

    • D. 

      Copy posts and pull images online that fit my brand and re-post them as mine

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