By: Anne R. Allen
Internet spam! Everybody hates it, right?
Not only is it annoying, but vigilante groups can be cruel in enforcing anti-spam rules.
But here's the thing: not everybody defines "spam" the same way.
I thought I knew what was acceptable on social media. I know that it is social and shouldn't be used for direct marketing. But I have sometimes blundered into spam territory when I'm only trying to be helpful.
That's because the rules are different for each social media site, forum, and group. And finding those rules can require tech savvy and knowledge of legalese (and good eyesight: they're usually written in a flyspeck font.)
Here are the rules I've managed to discover, mostly by breaking them. As Ruth and I say, we make the mistakes so you don't have to.
How Not to Spam with Newsletters
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Read the full article HERE!
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- Anne R. Allen's Blog: How NOT to be a Spammer: A Guide for Authors http://ow.ly/Lj9nC