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Video: Practicing Social Media Self Preservation from Career Prescriptions with Douglas E. Welch

August 6th, 2014

Video: Practicing Social Media Self Preservation from Career Prescriptions with Douglas E. Welch

From “Career Prescriptions” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch)

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Transcript:

LinkedIn also has the limitation that no one can become a friend of yours — or a connection of yours — as they call them on Linkedin unless – 1. You give them permission and 2. You actually know each other in some way. They have to have, minimally, your email address in order to connect to you. So it allows you to do something which is very important for all these different services. Which is, self preservation. The first comment I hear from people in New Media is, “Oh my god, I’m just so overwhelmed. I don’t want to get super pokes. I don’t want to get Farmville requests, etc.” It’s Ok. It’s Ok. You don’t have to. It’s always important to remember with all pieces of technology, you’re still in control. Ok? If you don’t want to link up with someone, just click ignore. They don’t get any notice on there that you snubbed them and whatever. They just don’t see your updates. It’s totally appropriate to choose who you connect with and when and where. Never — I’m going to put this together in the right fashion here — never feel guilty for not following someone back or not friending someone back. Out of sheer self preservation, that is exactly what you need to do.

Douglas is writer and host of Career Opportunities, a long running column and podcast dedicated to “Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!” Career Opportunities began in 1997 as a magazine column and expanded to a podcast in 2004. Douglas is also a New Media Consultant, Technology and Career Consultant with over 30 years experience in high-tech. You can find all of Douglas’ work at DouglasEWelch.com.

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