- 1. Do not tell your friends too much
- 2. Do not turn your personal page into own platform
- 3. Do not turn social network into the book of complaints
- 4. Don’t send your friends news interesting just for you
- 5. Don’t feel inspirer
- 6. Don’t make the number of friends an obsession
- 7. Don’t imagine yourself an expert of social networks
- 8. Limit automatic messages on social networks
- 9. Don’t write a phrase whose meaning is clear only to you
- 10. Don’t post photos that your friends will be well pleased to see
Today, social networks have become in some ways resemble the wild, wild west: While most of us understand the basic provisions of etiquette in a real relationship, we still need to agree on what kind of behavior is acceptable and what is not in our virtual lives.
Suggest you read, learn, and remember 10 major rules of how to behave in the online space. And together we can get out social media of slander cesspool, trolling and vulgarity.
1. Do not tell your friends too much
Social networks “open” a window into the lives of our friends and sometimes, this window shows us much more than we want to see. All your friends don’t need to know every step of your child, all the details of your diet, hygiene, what are you doing in the bathroom, gym or in cinema. Leave a little personal space for yourself.
2. Do not turn your personal page into own platform
If you like writing pretentious speech, pouring your political, moral, and personal views, you may soon lose your friends, you become an evangelist.
The rule is: if your friends and family do not want to listen to your words about anything personally, they probably will not want to read about it on your page in social networks. And translating each comment into the mainstream of their beliefs, you run the risk of being ignored.
Virtual killjoy is much better than virtual preacher – person using Facebook, Twitter or Google+ instead of therapist. Complaining about work from time to time – is acceptable. But constant negative to you friend – not the best way.
4. Don’t send your friends news interesting just for you
Believe, your friends and family are happy you know how football team played tonight, or what clothes actors appeared at festival, but if they are really interested, they will subscribe to websites of their idols.
5. Don’t feel inspirer
Sometimes it’s interesting to find fun fact shared by one of your friends. But constant reading passages of great scientists, philosophers, wise women and successful businessmen are unlikely to inspire someone to do something useful, in addition to unsubscribe from your friend’s updates.
6. Don’t make the number of friends an obsession
Believe me, in this case, size really is not important! If you ask people to add you as a friend, you have achieved a beautiful figure, or use special programs to increase the number of friends or Likes, it seems that you are trying by these figures compensate the lack of something.
Signs of “expert on social media” in the fatty quotes – this is spamming their strongest skills to promote social networking, using social media to discuss SEO, SMO and SMM and trying to start a discussion, using template questions to readers.
Another feature – the use of jargon at every step of social networks and inserting hash tags to each word in their statuses and tweets.
Perhaps, there is nothing more annoying than post on your wall that one of your friends reached a new level in the game, or ask for help, inviting to be a farmer, or a builder, or a celebrity, or God forbid, a prisoner. Another type of automatic sharing – are cross-entries from one social network to another. Your friends already know that you check in Foursquare, retweeted Justin Bieber etc. Why duplicate it in all your profiles?
9. Don’t write a phrase whose meaning is clear only to you
When you write: “Wow,” hoping that all your friends will show unprecedented interest in your person, trying to find out what happened, there is no guarantee that this does happen, your readers will likely ignore you, without understanding what that phrase meant.
10. Don’t post photos that your friends will be well pleased to see
It is better to refrain from posting “kissing” photos that you shoot yourself, and a photo of the naked body.
If you try to “sin no more” on social networks, following the rules, very soon your charisma and personality will do the job, and you’ll have many quality friendships.