Please note that I do not use social media direct messages.
Because I receive so many work-related messages via social media, here’s the note I offer in response:
Thank you for connecting me into your social media world. I enjoy social media as a way of staying in touch with the work of artists and colleagues, as well as family and friends, across Australia and around the world. Together, we can harness our thinking and develop the ideas that stimulate important public discussion.
I keep social media social, and I try to take time to join public social media discussions when I can, as well as live-tweeting key public forums and events to extend their impact. For its ease of information-sharing, uncluttered design, and emphasis on brevity, Twitter is my preferred platform. I also have a Facebook Page. Quite often I’m checking in on social media only while I’m in transit between meetings, which is not the best context for responding to your specific matter or formally recording the outcomes.
Please note that I do not:
- read nor respond to social media direct messages including Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn messages, Twitter or Instagram DMs; sadly it’s impossible to disable these, and so I include a prominent note in my bios for each platform, while the Facebook Page sends autoresponders to key FAQs – please note that I do not monitor these accounts
- participate in dispute discussions – even and indeed especially when I have been tagged into a thread on the expectation that I will participate, mediate or resolve
- accept invitations to join groups, nor permit my user accounts to be added to groups
- promote your business
- tolerate abuse nor respond to trolls, who are reported and blocked without exception.
One of my most frequent FAQs via social media DMs is requests for arts leadership resources – you’ll find those here. Please, help yourself to whatever can be of use.
Periodically – once a month or so – I share this policy on social media. I look forward to connecting with you there.
My thanks for your understanding,
IMAGE: Listening and live-tweeting at Future/Forward. Photograph by Zan Wimberley.