8 things you should never do on Facebook

While many people innocently download Facebook to keep up to date with current affairs and family and friends abroad, others seem to have hooked up to the popular app with the wrong intentions – or they simply don’t understand the power of social media.

Be a better ‘friend’ and make never doing these eight things on Facebook your manifesto for life:

Share literally everything you see

Someone in Australia has lost a wedding ring. Someone in Ireland has found a teddy bear. A small child’s tricycle is missing in Arkansas. We get that you’re just trying to play your small role in reuniting something with its rightful owner after being misplaced in Underberg – and we admire your inexhaustible optimism – but unless you happen to know a lot of people who live in Underberg, you’re not helping.

Curse words

Again, all it takes is one slip and your reputation can be ruined. What may have seemed like a funny post during a night out with the girls can look awkward and offensive in the cold light of day. Don’t risk offending your colleagues, friends or your favorite aunt. Keep it clean!

Humblebrag

If you’re proud of something you’ve done, just straight up brag about it. You’ve worked that outfit, you’ve nailed that thinkpiece, you’ve been retweeted by Ryan Gosling: own it. If you’re embarrassed to say “Look at this amazing thing I did” then maybe it’s not as amazing as you thought and you should just send it directly to your mum instead.

Strong political or religious opinions

Nobody’s saying you can’t have them, it’s just that very few people want to read them on Facebook. One-paragraph opinions on a social network can also easily be taken out of context or misinterpreted. Why risk alienating friends or being labeled as insensitive or intolerant? Facebook activity should be kept friendly and light. Don’t post politically charged comments and don’t respond to other people who do.

Ask things you could easily just Google

This is a variation of the humblebrag with a bit of the cryptic status thrown in. “Anyone know where I can replacement laces for my gold boots?” is basically Facebook for “I have gold boots and I want you all to know about it”.

‘Attack’ your business or managers

If there is anything guaranteed to quickly put you among the ranks of the unemployed, it’s going on Facebook to complain about your job.  After a long day at work spent with managers who continuously breathe down your neck, it would be best to vent to your partner, parents or cat before considering taking your frustration to social media. Keep in mind that anything posted on social media can be used against you. Oh, and your managers most likely have Facebook as well.

TMI (Too much information)

Whatever you post, keep it appropriate and don’t include details that you don’t want the whole world to know. If it is something you would only tell a handful of close friends, then it has no business on Facebook. When it comes to posting online, the less information the better!

Personal opinions

Your personal opinion only matters when someone asks for it – otherwise, keep it to yourself. That is why it is called a ‘personal’ opinion. Don’t just post whatever is on your mind, especially if what you have to say is going to hurt someone else. And if you really feel the need to, make sure that your facts are straight and won’t get yourself into a pickle. Perhaps type out what you want to say, just to get the frustration out in the open, and then delete it before you press ‘publish’.

Source: Techradar

 

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