It's pretty simple. Be Generous. And willing to Share. Influence through sharing. The art of influence through giving more than receiving. hmmm. Seems like that has a Biblical ring to it, right??! How about 1 Timothy Chapter 6. How about the Golden Rule. How about Jesus commanding and teaching us that it is better to give than to receive. Obviously, there are differences between being generous and willing to share your money, and being generous and willing to share your influence, but the point is still the same.
The currency within the social media marketplace is generosity. This is undeniable. Those who have the greatest influence within most social media channels are the ones willing to put others above yourself. Provide value to your tribe. Constantly figure out ways to give resources, purpose, and inspiration to your network. Be willing to share and pass on items of interest from someone else. Give credit to whoever first said it. Not focused on what you're doing, but instead focused on bringing attention to what others are doing.
These are just a few of the ways that Being Generous is the new standard for interaction online.