You are the Sheriff

Social Media systems are Self-Monitored. There is a higher authority responsible for the overall Social Media system, brand protection and member security, but when it comes to content and interaction, we are the Sheriff.

This means that it is our job to Flag, Block and Report users who post the wrong stuff.

OK – first question that comes up is, “What is wrong stuff?” – read my post titled – What is the Wrong Stuff?

Now that you know what the Wrong Stuff is, let’s go to the Second step – how to Self-Moderate

I’m going to show you how to Self-moderate  in LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


From the front page of LinkedIn – All you can do is Hide a connection and all of their stuff.

How to Hide a LinkedIn Status post from the Front Wall – Click Hide

From a LinkedIn Group Page you have a few other Self-moderation options to Report Wrong Stuff:

The power of the FLAG Icon in Group and Page Discussions.


In Facebook we have two similar Self-moderation options:


In Facebook you can Hide a single Post, Report it as SPAM (or the Wrong Stuff) or Hide all posts from the friend or Page.


In Twitter you have a good choices of Self-moderation Options as well:

You can UnFollow, Block, or Report as Spam (Wrong Stuff) any of the people who you Follow and/or who RT your stuff.


So – you know how to do it now.

If you see status updates, posts, comments, discussions, polls or tweets that clearly fall into the Wrong Stuff Bucket – It is your responsibility to Self-Moderate. If you don’t (or we don’t) then we’ll end up with Social Media Streams full of Crap.

Will you Self-Moderate?

Do you do this now?

Are you the Sheriff of you Social Media Stream?

I am!

Let us know what you think.


Author: NCWiseman

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.

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