10 Things You Should Never Do On Social Media


You can’t negate the power of social media or your online activity, how we can easily connect to those who we love and see what’s going on their busy lives. Reaching out and being accepted has never been easier. While it is a great feeling of excitement to reconnect with long-lost friends and family on social media, there should be some rationale in the way we use social media. There are some things you shouldn’t do on social media. These things have a way of creating a wrong notion about us and could deter us from attaining those goals we truly desire. No one is saying you should be silent on social but please don’t go out of line and do these 10 things.

1. Talking about your relationships issues on social media

No one wants to know what is not working right in your relationship, we don’t want to know about your battles and differences with your spouse. If it is not working, try to fix it and please don’t bring those issues to social media. FYI not all of us are in relationships or want to be bothered about relationships issues. That should be personal.

2. Showing off how you got drunk last night

Yes you may be so intoxicated and bold enough to come online and post how drunk you are. There is no feeling of accomplishment when it comes to drinking. So please keep it to yourself, you may just be pushing your friends to remove you from their friend list.

3. Using F words

Such social cruelty could work just fine in your private life but it could be derogatory on social media. Swearing and cursing should be for a profane environment and not for all readers to see.

4. Saying something nasty about your coworkers, employees or boss

You could put yourself in a box when you do this. You could be friends with an employee, boss or coworker and bring your differences to social media. Doing this puts a spotlight on what is going on and could create sentiments and negative feelings from those you know.

5. Tagging someone in a terrible photo

Not everyone knows they can approve tagging before it appears on your feed. The truth is that a terrible photo simply invites you to a party that smears your name.

6. Racial comments

Yes the social media offers you the opportunity to share your opinions and make constructive arguments. But it is totally wrong to go on social media to discuss your racial biases.

7. Harassing others

No one likes a stalker. It gets worse when the other person comments rudely on everything you do on social media. No one likes to be harassed on social media, this is particularly offensive.

8. Letting the world know how much you make

Trust me your social media profile is not a scene out of a hit reality TV show. No one should know how much money you make or how much money people you know make. There are other ways you can feel cool about your success but doing this on social media could be inviting criminals.

9. Links to crude content

I do see this from popular porn stars. But if you are not a celebrated porn star it becomes inappropriate to posts to crude content from your page. The person clicking may not even an idea of what they are clicking on and suddenly associates you with the crude content.

10. Lying

Lying about your finances, lying about your career or lifestyle could create a bad impression of you on social media. No one likes a liar. Sometimes you want to build up your reputation and you think a little lie could help you do this. Most times this simply creates confusion and a wrong perception of who you truly are.

Beyond social media, we all do have real lives you know and perhaps you should start attaining happiness by working on your real life issues first!  Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Casey Imafidon is a full time writer and has been featured on Inc, Elitedaily, Addicted2success and numerous other blogs.

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