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.