Sunday, April 10, 2011

10 Commandments of Social Networking

This evening, my friend @BrendanStark came up with his "10 Commandments of Social Networking" which I thought were very appropriate. Even in an apologetic context, these will help you to be a better witness and open more doors of conversation with those you hope to reach.  Comment below and let me know what other commandments we should be obeying while living the digital life.

10. Thou shalt not abuse "friends" with MLM/home business sales.

9. Don't use your social networks as a confessional.

8. Don't lie.

7. Don't be a troll.

6. Don't steal another person's name with any "fake" accounts.

5. Take a sabbath break from the Internet.

4. Don't make an idol out of a celebrity (or your fans/followers a la @ladygaga).

3. Show some love. RT once in a while.

2. Don't be online "friends" with people who can screw up your marriage.

1. Use an internal filter. Think before posting things that will embarrass God, you, your family, or your friends.
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  1. I'm not sure what being a "troll" means, but this is a very good set of 10 commandments for social networking! I will repost this on my wall!

    Shine God's light! Don't bring everyone down with griping and whining.

  2. I loved this and reposted on my facebook, thanks so much! By the way, Im with Jamie, I dont know what a troll is..but Im guessing its either grumpy or something like a lurker??

  3. Thanks for the comments. Brendan tells me he will be developing each of these a bit deeper in a series of blog posts. And FYI, a troll is someone who comments on your blog or Facebook page with a provocative or disruptive comment--usually off-topic--trying to provoke a reaction.


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