It’s My Boss Sending Friend Request- Should I Click “Confirm” Button or the “Not Now” Button?
One of the common factors we share is those moments of trying to decide whether to “accept” or to “ignore” those friend requests on Facebook.
Does it necessarily mean that you are hiding something when you ignore your boss’ friend request? Or you’re protecting yourself from the embarrassment you might get from the negative reflections that could be seen on your wall?
Whatever your reason is, I think protecting one’s reputation online, is an integral part of our social media success, individually or corporately.
Remember then these 4 social media friending strategy that you can start with that might work for you:
Do I know you?
“Do I know you?” is not a bad question to ask especially in the world of social media. It is actually a good starting point in trying to protect yourself from the harm that can be introduced that will eventually poorly reflect on your personal brand.
Do I know you professionally?
Coming from my own perspective, I think LinkedIn is a place where like-minded professionals interact. And so if you don’t have a real good reason to connect professionally, don’t hit that button that says “connect” or “accept” in a LinkedIn network.
Are we interested in the same things?
People who share common interest tend to be attracted to each other. I tend to add people in one of my circles who I find to be like-minded.
Are we friends outside of cyberspace?
Facebook is one of the many Social Media that gives us the chance to keep in touch to people despite geographical distances. It is then important to consider whether or not you are in the same circle of friends outside cyberspace.