Social Media Resolutions

Ask anyone who works in social media (because it really is an employment option, I promise!) what their biggest pet peeve is, and I can promise it will be the misuse of social media, followed by grammar mistakes. So in 2013, let’s all make a few social media resolutions together:

  • Stop posting your Instagram photos to Twitter – it’s a pain to click through. Twitter has photo filters now, too. 
  • Edit the caption on your Pinterest posts. If you don’t have a kid, don’t keep the caption, “totally doing this for little Billy!”
  • Don’t like your own status. Ever.
  • Use proper grammar on Facebook. You don’t have a character count or excuse.
  • Be smart. This goes for company accounts, too. Hurricanes are not good excuses to shop, and it is never okay to mock a tragedy.
  • If a status becomes a conversation, take it to your timeline or messages. Or just expect no one to ever comment on your status again. Your choice!
  • Don’t drink and Facebook. Drink and Tweet instead.
  • Remember, you can remove someone from your Newsfeed without unfriending them. It will save you plenty of headaches.
  • For the love of God, STOP USING HASHTAGS ON FACEBOOK. If that means you have to create two messages in Hootsuite/Sprout Social/ETC, by all means, do it.

Are you making any social media resolutions this year? Personally, I’m trying to cut back on texting.

2 replies on “Social Media Resolutions”

Oh, I just saw I was listed on your blog roll!! May I do the same for you? 🙂

Also, I personally don’t mind IG photos on Twitter. Yeah, there’s no thumbnail and it takes a bit to load due to the IG/Twitter war but I’m more pissed at Twitter for trying to rip off & displace IG by only pulling one tiny part of what it was that made them so successful. In my passive aggressive rage I’ve continued to just IG all over Twitter!! 😉

My resolution is to keep watching for what’s next and simplify. I’m very tired of the way Facebook treats their users and Twitter has become very loud and crowded. I’m totally willing to give Pinterest, Flickr and even the new MySpace a real chance to see what they’ve got over time!

Oh, and to keep using video even after Young & Free is over. LOTS AND LOTS of video, and probably through Vimeo primarily instead of YouTube!!

Of course!

I’m really interested to see how MySpace does. I think the new ownership and user interface will really set it apart. Pinterest is a great tool – YF does it well!

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