There are certain things you do online that are fun and exciting. The networks are great for keeping in touch with family members around the world, and even offer benefits for businesses. However, there are certain activities that you do that make you look hurtful and spiteful. These can even lead to you losing friends. Here are six social media activities that you need to avoid.
1. Cyber Bullying
Do you really want to be called a bully? This is not something to be proud of, and will lead to friends leaving you. Cyber bullying can be worse than physical bullying because the words will always be there in the messages. There is also the case of never knowing when the next attack will come, and people have killed themselves because of bullies. Think about what you type and question whether it really needs to be said. Chances are it doesn’t.
2. Making Arguments Public
Arguing over something like Facebook or Twitter airs all your dirty laundry. While you may want people to side with you and get others’ opinions, this is not the way to do it. You need to keep all your arguments behind closed doors. This means either do it all in person, or stick to private messaging someone if you’re not around them.
3. Making All Your Private Information Public
Like your arguments, you need to think about the personal information that you share. The last thing you want is to make all your private information public to anyone and everyone. While your accounts may be set to friends only, you need to consider how private your friends’ accounts are. Chances are not everyone will have the same concerns as you. If you don’t want the information online, don’t post it on social networking sites.
4. Posting Sexy Pictures
You want to show off your weight loss efforts. That’s fine, but that doesn’t mean you need to strip off to nothing at all. Watch out for posting those sexy photos. They can come back to haunt you, and you will lose friends over them. The friends who do stick around will start to question your morals and personality, and gain a different opinion of you.
5. Sharing Too Much About Your Life
People don’t need to know what you’ve eaten or the poop that your baby did in her nappy. There is such a thing as too much information, and many people are guilty of that with social media. Really think about the posts you’re updating, and keep them interesting, informative and exciting. Your breakfast is not!
6. Only Posting to Rant
Something has annoyed you, whether it is a political vote or something that someone did at work. While ranting occasionally is normal, you need to watch out for over ranting. Make sure you share more positive and thankful posts. Otherwise, you come across as a person who only connects with people so they can see the things that aren’t quite going your way.
Think before you post something online. It’s not just there for you to see, but for everyone to see. This includes your current and potential bosses. Do you really want to ruin the first impression people have of you and upset those close to you in your life?
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