Do you need to improve your social media manners?
The ways we interact on social media are fundamentally different to how we interact in real life.
Audio – Joanna Hayes on bad social media habits
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The guidelines for how we interact in real life have developed over hundreds if not thousands of years and are always changing. So it follows that there is a bit of catching up to do in regards to how we interact online.
Joanna Hayes from the blog, Celibate in the City has come up with the Top Five most annoying social media habits, which we’re probably all guilty of from time to time.
Here’s her list:
5. Stalk-booking – These are the people who are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but they’re just there to check out what everybody else is doing.
4. The Travel Guide – Most of us aren’t in the Bahamas or jaunting around Paris. It’s super exciting to be on holidays, but remember how boring it used to be when Nanna got out her holiday slides? By all means take 50 photos of your holiday, but you don’t have to share all of them.
3. Godwin’s Law – In the early days of the internet, Godwin observed that in any online argument, it takes about 20 minutes before somebody starts comparing somebody else to Hitler. Facebook isn’t the place to have an intense theological or political discussion with people you barely know.
2. The selfie addict – We all know one of these. The worst offenders are gym junkies who take a photo of themselves every time they’ve had a run or gone to the gym.
1. Baby overload – Seeing one photo of your baby in a sailor suit is super cute. Baby overload is 30 photos all taken five minutes apart. Surprise! Your baby still looks the same!