Birthday Etiquette on Social Media ( #HappyBirthday )

We have all been there, it’s someone’s birthday.  Can you simply text them? Tweet them?  Can you just post on their Facebook wall?  What is acceptable and what is rude.  Then when it’s your birthday do you need to respond to every post, text and tweet individually or does a blanket “Thank You” on Facebook cover it?

How to wish someone Happy Birthday on Social Media

How to Thank people for Birthday wishes on Social Media

The Best 

  • Then there is simply the best post I have seen on this subject.  Thank you to Josh Wolford (@joshgwolf) at WebProNews for this gem: Happy Birthday To Me (On Facebook) this is exactly what I am talking about.  What to do, what not to do and what’s lame!

I hope you read up so in 240 days when it is my birthday you will know what to do, what to say and how to do it!

-ps – Happy Birthday Karen!


Do you know what either an Interest Graph or SMID are?

For every bit of learning or advancement in technology I conquer, or shall I say feel comfortable with, there is a new term or phrase that comes along that gives me a feeling of SMID or Social Media Inadequacy Disorder. Yes, you can tell I am part of the new media forefront because now I have made up my own abbreviation or is it term or perhaps acronym?

But honestly I came across a term today that was brand new to me, Interest Graph.  To me, a new term, but not for everyone.  In November of 2010 the Assetmap Blog posted a blog titled Why the Interest Graph Will Reshape Social Networks (and the next generation of internet business). In there it says ” In a great post on TechCrunch in October, Naval Ravikant and Adam Rifkin articulated the difference between the “social graph” (the network of people you know personally) and the “interest graph” (the network of people who share interests with you, but who you don’t necessarily know personally). If Facebook is the service with the internet’s most complete (visible) social graph, Twitter is the service with the internet’s most complete (visible) interest graph. “Following” a person — even one you don’t know — is an affirmation of your interest in their insights and recommendations. “Friending” someone is simply an act of acknowledging an existing relationship, that in many cases, has more to do with a previous shared experience (think: your freshman dorm) than with a really active shared interest.”

So I searched a little more and found three more, what I consider very strong posts:

So fire up the Google searches and start to master your understanding and position on the Interest Graph.