Do You Know Social Media Manners?

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Do You Know Social Media Manners? - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    D. A picture of you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A picture of you" because having a picture of yourself as your profile picture on social media sites helps others easily identify and recognize you. It adds a personal touch to your profile and allows others to connect with you on a more personal level. Using a picture of yourself also helps in building trust and authenticity among your connections.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Express clearly that you are joking
    Explanation
    When posting something meant as a joke, it is important to express clearly that you are joking. This is necessary because written text can often be misinterpreted, especially when humor or sarcasm is involved. By clearly indicating that you are joking, you can avoid any confusion or misunderstanding from the readers. This ensures that your joke is understood and appreciated in the intended manner.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Take the discussion to a private place
    Explanation
    When someone posts a critical or argumentative comment directed at you, it is important to handle the situation calmly and respectfully. Taking the discussion to a private place allows for a more personal and constructive conversation. It provides an opportunity to address the concerns or disagreements without escalating the situation publicly. This approach promotes open communication and shows maturity in dealing with conflicts.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Never say things or share information you would not say out loud in public
    Explanation
    The best practice for online conversations is to never say things or share information that you would not say out loud in public. This is important because online conversations can easily be seen and accessed by a wide audience, so it is crucial to exercise caution and maintain a level of professionalism. Using all capital letters may help with typing speed, and avoiding emoticons can help maintain a more mature tone. However, the most important guideline is to be mindful of the content shared and ensure it is appropriate for a public setting.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Be cautious to not reveal personal and private details, especially concerning other people
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to be cautious to not reveal personal and private details, especially concerning other people. This is because sharing personal information on social media can potentially compromise privacy and safety. By being cautious, individuals can protect themselves and others from potential harm or misuse of personal information.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Check to see if there is enough information given to understand why they are connecting then proceed with an approval
    Explanation
    When someone you don't know sends a "Friend Request" on Facebook or Linked In, it is important to check if there is enough information given to understand why they are connecting before proceeding with an approval. This is because accepting friend requests from unknown individuals can pose potential risks such as privacy invasion, scams, or unwanted solicitations. By evaluating the information provided, you can make an informed decision about whether it is safe and appropriate to approve the request.

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  • 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.

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

    Correct Answer
    C. Look at their profile for signs they are for real and not a spammer, then follow back
    Explanation
    Looking at the profile of someone who follows you on Twitter is important to determine if they are genuine and not a spammer. This is because following back without checking their profile may lead to following spam accounts, which can negatively impact your Twitter experience. By examining their profile, you can look for signs such as a genuine profile picture, a bio that reflects their interests or profession, and a history of genuine tweets. This helps ensure that you are following real users who are genuinely interested in your content or have similar interests.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 1:7 (Only 1 out of 7 posts are self-promotion)
    Explanation
    The ideal ratio for posting your own content is 1:7, which means that only 1 out of every 7 posts should be self-promotion. This ratio allows for a balance between promoting your own content and sharing other related material. It ensures that your audience doesn't feel overwhelmed by constant self-promotion and provides value to them by sharing diverse and relevant content. By following this ratio, you can maintain a healthy and engaging online presence.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Post flattering photos of people you're with and tag them
    Explanation
    Posting flattering photos of people you're with and tagging them is a good Facebook strategy to get attention because it not only showcases positive and attractive images but also involves the individuals directly by tagging them. This can generate more engagement and visibility as the tagged people are likely to interact with the post and share it with their own network, increasing its reach. Additionally, tagging people in flattering photos can create a positive association with your profile, potentially attracting more attention and followers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    E. B & D
    Explanation
    To grow your connections on LinkedIn, it is recommended to join groups and engage in conversations with people in the group. After establishing a connection through conversation, you can then send them an invitation to connect. Additionally, it is also suggested to send invitations to people you know and to new people you meet. Therefore, options B and D are the correct answers as they encompass these strategies for expanding your connections on LinkedIn.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Each channel has a different guideline for an ideal number of posts
    Explanation
    Different social media channels have different guidelines for the ideal number of posts. While Facebook is considered suitable for posting 8-10 times per day, Twitter followers expect no more than 2-3 posts per day. Therefore, it is important to understand the guidelines of each channel and adjust the frequency of posts accordingly to ensure optimal engagement and reach.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    F. B & E
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B & E because scheduling time to read and share relevant content and using a management platform for efficiency and scheduling some posts in advance are both effective strategies for busy people to maintain an active social media presence without spending too much time searching for content or posting in real-time.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Identify at least 3 channels that make sense for your brand and be consistent with those by checking in several times every week
    Explanation
    An effective strategy for limited time on social media is to identify at least 3 channels that align with your brand and consistently engage with them multiple times a week. This approach allows you to focus your efforts on channels that are most relevant to your target audience and maximize your impact. By regularly checking in on these channels, you can maintain a consistent presence and build a strong online presence for your brand. This strategy prioritizes quality over quantity, ensuring that you are effectively utilizing your limited time on social media.

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