Stop It: A Seminar On The Do-Not’s Of Social Media
Social Media Etiquette 101
There are the people who post every day, the people who post occasionally, and the people who never post.
So, maybe you’re the type who only posts every now and then or not at all. Cool. Good for you. But bragging about how cool you are for not using Facebook is also really annoying to people who do want to use it to stay updated on their friends and family.
Also, if you claim to hate anyone who ever posts anything, then delete your Facebook, and stop whining about what everyone is posting.
But for those who do utilize social media, there are some things of which you should be mindful. There are events or situations that are cool to post about, and there are things that do nothing but make anyone who is reading the post cringe, facepalm, or roll their eyes.
So, say sometimes you work really hard and want to share when something great or interesting happens. Do it. That’s awesome. We’re all happy for you. If anyone isn’t happy for you, then they’re a hater, and you can just ignore, block, or delete them.
However, there is a hell of a fine line between keeping others updated and shoving your daily activities or opinions down their throats.
We don’t need to know overly personal information, read overly depressing statuses, see what you are doing every five minutes, or look at the selfie you just took that looks exactly the same as the one you took yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that……
1. Posting something super vague JUST to get attention
This person is usually also the same person who will post “I’m sad : ( ” and say nothing else
2. The TMI mommy
Look, I’m just trying to eat my dinner. I don’t need this information.
3. The person who needs you to know that he or she is training for a marathon, and ALSO decides to update you on what he or she is doing / thinking every five minutes.
4. The person who uses Facebook to do nothing but rant… Long, long rants.
5. This douche, who will undoubtedly post every day about this stupid contest
We get it. You lift.
6. Offering an inspirational quote for… ummm… spiritual guidance? I don’t want your spiritual guidance. Ever.
7. Posting something for everyone to see that should really be said in private
(Also…. I’m assuming that’s her “daddy” and not her daddy. Either way… Ew)
8. Political rants. Not only are you not an expert, but no one else is either, and your debates are the most annoying thing that has to pop up in my news feed every day. So just don’t.
9. Posting pictures of yourself or seflies incessantly. You got a great haircut? Cool. I’ll comment on it when I see you in person.
10. Posting tons of pictures of your food…. as if we can taste what you’re eating or something? Well, we can’t. So we don’t care.
Oh, are you a professional chef, now?
11. The humblebrag….. We get it. Guys are creepy. But you don’t have to tell everyone on social media any time a guy hits on you, either.
12. Saying anything as remotely stupid as this….
SO GLAD ALL THOSE PEOPLE DIED FOR YOUR FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT
13. Publicly announcing that you want to unfriend certain people. Just do it. We don’t need an announcement.
14. Using Facebook as a way to get answers when you can just GOOGLE IT. You know… That search engine where you can find answers to all of your really stupid questions?
15. Checking in everywhere. Look, if you’re somewhere insanely cool, then check in if you must. But this seems like a really awesome way to get stalked….
16. You want to promote something every now and then for work? Sure. Fine. But when it’s every day and you’re practically spamming people, then stop. STOP.
17. The person who treats Facebook like a diary
Get a diary.
18. Oh, and any parent or grandparent ever.