Do's and Don'ts of Social Media

Do think before you post. Items that are shared can be considered a reflection of your interests. Be mindful of this as you identify and post content. Don't overshare. Know your audience, as oversharing can be potentially annoying and unwanted by your followers.
Do integrate pictures and videos. Broaden visibility by using pictures and integrating videos, as appropriate. Don't rely on autogenerated tweets. Share content that is personalized, as autogenerated content can send mixed messages.
Do join Twitter chats. Expand your professional learning network and access resources by participating in live Twitter chats. Don’t forgot to monitor. Even if you don’t plan on posting, besure to monitor your accounts to stay up to date and engaged.
Do engage in collaborative dialogues. Communicate using a give-and-take approach for asking questions, sharing responses, and posting content. Don't forget that everyone starts somewhere. Being discouraged by not gaining many followers is not a sign of boring or irrelevant content, as it will take time to build your social network.
Do complete your profile. Upload a profile picture and write a bio about your interests and areas of specialty. Don't be inflexible with plans. Social media can be planned, but a considerable amount is often reactive to unplanned events. Being relevant and responsive is critical.

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