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Social media 101: cheat sheets

Posted by bn2954 on July 10, 2012

Do you need to familiarize yourself with the basics and best practices of different social media outlets? Do you need  a  reminder of acronyms or shortcuts to use? If so, read Mashable’s  “12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets.” 

  • Facebook. Learn the basics (like how to set up a  profile) and how to create a visually-appealing timeline (using appropriate photo dimensions and sizes). Quickly jump from different features using keyboard shortcuts.
  • Google+. Quickly create and expand the amount of people in your circles, know the constraints (such as the maximum number of photos you can post) and navigate to different features of the tool using keyboard shortcuts.
  • Twitter. Memorize definitions of common Twitter terms (#, RT, @, DM) and learn how to have appropriate Twitter ettiquette.

Perhaps most useful is the “What’s not allowed where” cheat sheet that provides a quick overview of what is considered spam on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Quoba and Reddit.

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