Facebook Etiquette

Reblogger Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

What an AWESOME explanation and "golden rules" for using Fb......I need to print and post next to my computers so that I am reminded to not START bad habits that will be HARD to correct! Thank you!

Original content by IMSD Designation

Facebook Etiquette

Facebook etiquette is something that is always in question. What is the correct thing to do and what are things that shouldn't be done to follow Facebook etiquette?

Chad Hyams, the voice behind many of our webinars, is known for getting on his soap box and sharing his thoughts openly. When he was asked about Facebook etiquette he jumped onto his soap box and shared this information in a blog that he wrote about the 7 Deadly Sins of Facebook that we will sum up for you here.


1)The Terrible Typo
Chad tells us that one of the biggest Facebook etiquette errors is the simple typo. Facebook helps with this by showing misspelled words. Now it is up to you to learn the difference between their/there and they’re!

2)Frequent Photos
Everyone wants to be seen and heard and we know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Facebook etiquette tells us not to post a photo with every single posting just to increase our engagement. When you have a photo to post, say something about it and when you have something to say, just say it and stop attaching photos for no reason.

3)Tagging Trauma
This is a challenge as many people want others to notice them so they tag people in their posts and photos. Follow Facebook etiquette and only tag people when they really are in the photo or they really were with you.

4)Endless Events
Realtors please note this one. You live in a different state than I do so please stop inviting me to your open house! Learn how to use groups, lists and filters and learn some limits on who is invited before you are uninvited from ever being on my wall of updates. Learn Facebook etiquette.

5)Group Growing
Groups are a great way to engage. Please don’t just add people for the sake of adding them. Ask them, invite them or message them before just adding people to groups and follow some form of Facebook etiquette.

6)Twitter Talk
Je ne comprends pas ce que vous dites. Facebook etiquette tells us to speak the language of the platform. Stop speaking Twitter and remove the hashtags and @ mentions.

7)Missing Person Profile Photo
Social media is a place for us to share with each other and get to know each other. If I were to bump into you in Starbucks would I know what you look like or is your profile photo of the sun, a pet or even worse, a saying? Facebook etiquette is clear on this one, your personal profile is you, so let us see you! It is ok if you are in the sun, with your pet or even a family member.

Read the full original posting about the 7 Deadly Sins of Facebook

Take a moment and let us know which of these you are guilty of and what you believe the biggest lack of Facebook etiquette is.

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Wallace, some of those are definitely on my pet peeve list! I wish there was an easy way to correct a typo... Seems they always pop into sight after you hit the "post" button.
Jul 16, 2012 09:35 AM #1
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Wallace: I'm glad I kept my "friends" on Facebook to actual people I know and like. That way I can call them up and tell them about some of the no-nos. And it stays fun.

Jul 16, 2012 09:46 AM #2
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
Wallace~ Thanks for reblogging. Typos are my biggest issue, interesting list.
Jul 16, 2012 09:48 AM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Wallace. This is a great reblog. I have bookmarked for the future.

Jul 16, 2012 09:50 AM #4
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

This was a good blog. It summarized some of the things that bother me about Face Book. Gives me some guidelines to follow.

Since FB did it's "remodeling" to its system I have been struggling to figure it out. Thank goodness there are plenty of people who all know a little bit to fix it all.

Thanks Rainers.

Jul 16, 2012 10:31 AM #5
Jessica Holtzman
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. - Moorestown, NJ
Real Estate Agent in Southern New Jersey, CDPE

Thank you for the great social media post about Facebook.

Jul 16, 2012 10:48 AM #6
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Wallace -

Thanks for being sure we got to see this important information.
Keep cool if you are at the races!

Have a happy day -

Jul 16, 2012 02:33 PM #7
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Wallace - it's good to be reminded about how best to behave on Facebook.

Jul 16, 2012 05:40 PM #8
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
That is a good reblog Wallace. I just saw a Racing Show start on a Country Channel and knew you would love it! Watching a cool series called BackStory.
Jul 16, 2012 06:10 PM #9
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Wallace.  #7 is a pet peeve of mine.  Get a photo.

Jul 16, 2012 08:47 PM #10
Carol Faaland-Kronmaier
Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough - Hillsborough, NJ
PhD, e-PRO, Manville, Hillsborough, Somerset NJ

Wallace, Thank you for the re-blog because I missed the post. Yes, these are all important things to consider when posting on Facebook.

Jul 19, 2012 08:37 PM #11
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