7 lessons for better social networking

Mashable have published a very interesting guide which lists 7 lessons for better social networking there are some great tips in this guide, the following are the ones I found most useful to refer to.

  • Find a Person’s Preferred Communication Channel - In other words go where the person you're interested in making contact with prefers to communicate
  • Clarify Early - This could apply to anything, emails, telephone conversations, social networking. If you're contacting someone because you want their help or want to meet them, say it early!
  • Be Open Without Needing - This almost sounds like relationship counselling - this is about not being too needy, definitely important when you're trying to collaborate with someone.

This article is well worth a quick read.