Almost every one has a social media account, from teens to senior citizen, ordinary people to famous ones, and geek to business minded. Social Media is a new platform to communicate, this is a new norm. Some create their personal account to connect with friends and relatives, some merely for fun and others for business purposes. Business people using social media to promote products, build careers, and eventually grow their reputation. It’s great to connect or reconnect, anywhere and at any time but this line of communication carries a bigger risks such as identity theft, data leakage and fake requests from spam profiles.
Once you use social media, there is a risk of being expose and exploit, sometimes is our own making.
The way we conduct ourselves in our posts is direct reflection of who we are as a person. According to USA Today here are the 15 unwritten rules in Social Media that everyone have to follow or at least observe to have a good presence in digital world.
- Don’t randomly FaceTime people. If you want to Facetime, shoot them a text or call first.
- One word texts like OK and LOL are conversation killers. Don’t respond with one word, unless you don’t want to talk anymore.
- If someone you know comments on a photo or video you posted, you should respond.
- If someone communicates to you using a certain form of communication, e.g. e-mail, then you are expected to respond using the same form of communication.
- Don’t like your own posts. People see that, and it makes you look weird.
- Don’t ask for likes, comments or shares.
- Don’t take hours to respond without an excuse.
- You don’t actually have to leave a voice message.
- If someone asks you multiple questions via text, don’t just reply to part of the message.
- Don’t post dozens of photos of cheezy quotes back to back.
- It’s OK to text Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, etc. You don’t have to call.
- Don’t have one-on-one’s in the group-chat, better yet, rarely send group chats. They’re mostly annoying and usually avoidable.
- Try not to deliver bad news via text. Don’t deliver bad news via DMs.
- If you don’t get a response, you don’t have to get angry. It’s not always that big of a deal.
- If you have time to post on Snapchat, you have time to respond to text messages.