Social Media Etiquette

This has been such a huge topic, especially over the last year. I mean you just have to look at Donald Trumps Tweets on Twitter on what NOT to do.

Do you have any rules for social media? I would ask what do you think the rules are, but as a lot of people don’t follow them. This is a much easier list!

Some of my rules for myself are:

  1. Never EVER use a derogatory term, such as ‘retard’ or the ‘c word’. I don’t even like Trumptard, Which is why you’ve probably noticed I write Trumptar, instead of the usual whole word.
  2. I’d like to say that you shouldn’t swear, but sometimes…The mind explodes.
  3. If I don’t understand something, I read before I answer. I read into something first before I’ll reply.
  4. Only use capital letters (shouting) if you feel the person really isn’t listening and you want to help them listen to what they’re saying. I only using “shouting” when I can’t believe what someone is saying. What they’re saying makes no sense, or hypocritical.
  5. I will never have a lot of symbols in my name, tagline. Maybe one animal emoticon, that’s as far as I’ll go.

5 thoughts on “Social Media Etiquette

  1. That’s a great list. I’m guilty of swearing like a sailor (sometimes), but I try to use it sparingly. Another thing I’ve seen people do a lot of is mention their place of employment on social media. Unless you are the social media manager FOR your employer, you should be mindful of that.

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  2. I completely agree! Also, I know we’re all guilty of using shorthand from time to time, but by the beard of Zues, at least make it legible, and try to use proper grammar. I see so many people on my Facebook use run on sentences! It drives me crazy!! Lol!!

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