Social Networking Rotary Style, Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

As a Rotarian, I try live my life by the cornerstone of Rotary: The 4 Way Test Rotarians Connecting Of the things we think, say or do Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? That is why I belive in Social Networking, Rotary Style. As an active social networker the third principle speaks the loudest to me.  It is my goal to share my expertise, knowledge and information (mine or not) with the hundreds, if not thousands of people I touch on a daily basis.  I do this to build goodwill and strengthen the connections I've made along the way.  I often talk about adding value to the conversation., which is, pulling people into your circle of influence to benefit them - not you.  I also work very hard not to be seen as the  "snake-oil salesman" persona that seems to befall many other online marketers.  I am not that... nor do I ever want to be. Participation in the conversation is not only about sharing information, but it is about listening as well.  Listening enables you to offer what your connections and friends want.  Listening also enables you to take action - for example, to protect your reputation.  As regular readers know, several months ago I was accused of plagiarism.  It is only through listening to the conversation that I was made aware of it and was able to take action in regard to it.  The entire situation was cleared up in a matter of hours and it all took place in front of some 3000 participants in the conversation.  While I certainly could have lashed out [...]