As you might imagine I like most, get a lot of connection requests form Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc. I am pretty easy about connecting with people. That said if I don’t know them, I always check out their social profile, however I only check the profile of the social site they are trying to connect to me with. Reason is simple if they want to connect with me, you would think people who want to connect would have a fairly robust social profile. However at least 65% of the those trying to connect have little to no info on their profile. Which makes it very hard for me to decide what to do. So, the moral of this is if you want to connect to someone you don’t know at least have a robust enough profile for them to figure out who and what you are. There are just so many scams and fakes out there without the info we will not accept. Well at least I will not. Also, even if you send a message with your invite at least have it be an engaging, inviting message not a request for something more than just to connect. Meaning don’t say hi and will you endorse me or hi I want to sell you something. I don’t accept those at all. It is common curtesy to me. Well, the same on Social Media only just your name is not enough. We need to know more, enough to know if your legit and if there is a reason for us to connect. Its common curtesy, so I guess, this falls under Social Media etiquette. I mean would you except an invite from someone you don’t know who has nothing but their name on their profile? Of course not, so don’t ask us to do it either Please give us a reason to connect.
Next week back to our serious on lesser known sites