Recently, I have been getting a lot of inquiries from students and colleagues asking for guidance on making social media connections:
Should I accept invitations from people I don’t know and even don’t know about? Or should I limit my contacts? What is good form?
Don't feel that you need to respond to everyone who asks to connect.
Here are three simple rules of thumb:
- Connect with people (or brands) you know.
- Connect with people (or brands) you trust.
- Connect with people (or brands) who have something to say you want to hear.
If you use these three rules of thumb, you should be able to build an online community that best reflects your life, your interests and your information needs.