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10 Rules for Corporate Twitter Activation

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Churchill Winston Churchill said it best: The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.

So what are the hard truths of social media?  I was going to write my own list.  Then I came across Matt J MacDonald's.  And his were far better than mine! Check them out below.

Simple Social Media Truths

  1. Everyone thinks they are a social media expert.
  2. Everyone is not a social media expert.
  3. Not every company should have social media initiatives.
  4. We’re all still figuring this out.
  5. Conversations are important, but not as important as some people will have you believe.
  6. Traditional advertising isn’t dead and won’t be for a while, if ever.
  7. Blogging is hard work.
  8. Twitter will not make or break you.
  9. Don’t always cave to the mob.
  10. The barriers to action are now so low that it’s incredible easy to act without thinking it through.
  11. If you speak your mind, you are going to piss someone off eventually.
  12. There’s no excuse to not be listening to the conversations online.
  13. If the words “unless we get caught” are part of your plan, quit now.
  14. Purists, Pessimists, and Doomsayers are almost always wrong.
  15. The wrong way to do things is always the easiest.
  16. There is still a ton of potential in this space.

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