I spend a lot of time actually reading people’s posts on social media sites. Sometimes I’ll see them post something that is different from what I’ve read on three or four other different sites already. So quite naturally I’ll ask them for links to prove or validate what they have said. Too often they will respond with, “Google it.”. I’m always amazed when people do that. That is such an inappropriate response. Here’s why. When someone is asking you for links to back up what you are saying, you get the opportunity to show off your expertise. Of course I can look anything up on Google that I want to. However, if you are claiming to be an expert at XYZ, you should be able to provide me with proof to back up what you are saying, especially if it is different from what trusted sources are saying. Never pass up an opportunity to show your social media network that you are the real McCoy.