20 Things Everyone Should Stop Doing On Social Media

20 Things Everyone Should Stop Doing On Social Media

20 Things Everyone Should Stop Doing On Social Media

Social media is a beautiful thing. And while much of my life has been shaped around it’s use, I’ve noticed a few things that truly get on my nerves. I know I’ve been victim of a  few of these myself. While the growth of social media continues to expand, I want to take a moment of instruction to go over 20 things I think everyone should stop doing while tweeting, posting, sharing, pinning, liking, +1’ing, and tumbling. Here are 20 things people should stop doing on social media.

1. Getting into arguments.

2. Posting revealing photos.

3. Complaining about your job.

4. Bad mouthing your boss.

5. Connecting with ex’s while in a relationship.

6. Sharing their home address.

7. Bad mouthing your relationship.

8. Sharing “obviously fake” news articles.

9. Connecting their personal profiles to sketchy websites.

10. Using other people’s content as your own.

11. Sharing spam messages.

12. Posting “get rich quick” scams.

13. Sharing how much money you make.

14. Re-tweeting yourself.

15. Quoting yourself.

16. Constantly bragging about yourself.

17. Letting people know you’re posting from the bathroom.

18. Using more hashtags than words.

19. Asking for shares or re-tweets.

20. Sharing blurry or distorted images.

I know this list is long, but this is just a small portion of the many things we do horribly on social media. I know some of these may seem a little silly to pick on, but the concept of social media etiquette is something I think very highly of. If we’d like to be taken a little more seriously when it comes to using social media, I’d recommend we all evaluate the way we use our personal and business profiles.

-Jarrid Wilson


What else should people stop doing on social media? Leave a comment below.

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  • Lisa June 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Stop sending GAME requests !!!!!

  • Joyce Garcia April 14, 2014 at 4:33 AM

    I think that we really should be smart with our social media usage. It’s also respect to others who don’t really care or deserve to know what you did inside the bathroom or the parking lot.

  • Pastor Randall "Hooter" Horton April 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Personally, my only rule is, Never conduct yourself in a way you wouldn;t conduct yourself in “real life”. The way you want people to see and think of you as a person. Many people take on a different personality behind that screen forgetting that this is how they will be perceived when meeting on the street. If you want to be well thought of, conduct yourself as such, if you don’t mind being seen as an ass, go right ahead, it will get you deleted, as well as ignored should you run into someone in person. I believe it’s called the golden rule……Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you. Even in the cyber universe it still applies.

  • haustin April 4, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    posting the pictures of your little children!

  • M April 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I think, at the end of the day, my list would be short and it would include 2 items:

    “Don’t post it if it’s behaviour or content you wouldn’t exhibit in front of or show to your mom/grandma/dad/kids/priest .”


    “Stop posting something unless it adds value”.

    Hey, if you want to post a picture of that great looking lunch you’re about to eat – that’s cool! I’m not a big foodie, but I love to cook and appreciate a good meal so why not add some value and maybe share the recipe along with it, or give a shout out to the restaurant you’re at so I can add it to my list of places to try!

    That being said, I see absolutely no way to add value to a number 17 post hahaha! (Shout outs to TP companies do not count as value-add IMO haha!), or multiple “join my mafia/play this game” requests.

  • Thea March 26, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    People not realizing the damage social media can have on their future. All the revealing and also illegal things, ie- underage drinking, actual crimes, don’t they realized it will come back to haunt them in so many ways? Police use it too, also bosses, spouses, potential future relationships. Also posting about their upcoming vacation then when they come home wondering why they got robbed? Um, you advertised it.

  • Rebekah March 25, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Ha! Number 17 is so true!

  • Legacy March 24, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    So true most americans can barely speak english yet we are alwayz trying to create our own language. I have to tell some people to call me don’t even try to text cause I won’t understand

  • Julie Marie March 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Talking like “I’m gna git wit ma girl 2nite n wez is gna bst out da gud timZ.”

  • Vanessa Ricky March 23, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    – Cursing those on roads who drives terribly
    – Posting inappropriate pictures of themselves; showing off cleavages and abs. I mean it’s pretty disturbing to see man in boxers and exposed ladies :O
    – Updating current location which is dangerous as people might take advantage to rob you or something.
    – Swearing too much because readers ended up saying it along as they read it!
    – Pathetic statuses like ‘I want to die’ after getting dumped. Too negative!

    • Pastor Randall "Hooter" Horton April 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      You must remember, often those “negative posts” are a cry for help. Perhaps they have no one outside social media to listen. Though these type posts don’t exactly brighten your day, be a caring person/christian and address them. Even if it’s a simple, “Hey, here if you need me.” That hand you extend just may prevent that person from doing something that makes their death wish come true.

  • katemyheart March 23, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Liking your own post.

    • Lisa Wagner March 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Who cares if people like their own post, unfriend them or get a life

    • Dinero March 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      lisa wagner obviously likes her own posts.

    • Joe Boxer March 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      Dinero, obviously doesn’t have a life and feels the need to bash people to feel good about himself. Stop trolling and like Lisa said, get a life…… signing up on a social network is not an obligation not will it feed the hungry. Go read to some orphans or walk a old woman across the street

    • Jeena Brown March 30, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      I would not post things if I did not like them :D

  • Msindisi March 23, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    this stuff is really good

  • monoculing March 23, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Posting the food you’re about to eat!

  • Haylee March 22, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Using it to bad mouth other people.

  • Brandon Turner | The Viral Church March 22, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Love this, Jarrid. I would add – people probably should stop the attention-seeking “I’m SO MAD Right Now and I Hate You All But I’m Not Going to Say Why” sort of posts, which are designed to do nothing but have people ask “are you okay?”

    Emotion is good. “Hidden agenda emotion” is obnoxious.

    Also, I love that you said “social media etiquette.” I’m stealing that phrase now.

    Oh – and posting videos of anything from “America’s Got Talent” or one of the 100 other “Super human” talent shows. I can’t help but click and watch, and then my day is shot.

  • Andrea Borelli March 22, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Women posting revealing photos of themselves to get a man’s attention, whether the man is single, in a relationship, or married.

  • Andrea March 22, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Women posting revealing photos of themselves to get a man’s attention, whether the man is single, in a relationship, or married.

  • ShoeQueen61' March 22, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Not only bad mouthing your personal relationship; but sharing EVERYTHING about your relationship!!! I’m NOT interested that you’re having coffee down the street or you’re taking a walk on the beach– That’s what you’re supposed to do! And for me, it isn’t necessary for me to know… Sorry!

  • Caleb March 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Rants……they simply are unbecoming…

    • Mary April 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Why unfriend a person when you can stalk them all day and complain about what they do on fb. You’re an adult, go read a book

  • manny March 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Our problem is far more complex than the 20 (true) issues stated above. The problem is that in 2014 we have replaced social skills with social media. It has been one of our worst mistakes. So yea these are issues but man…have you looked around lately. We are judged on by how many followers we have but can’t hold a real conversation. It’s really sad. That is my opinion and I stand firm to the idea that facebook and all other social media sites are great things that are being greatly abused.

    • DHill March 23, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      I totally agree with you. What happen to the days of having and holding a real conversation?

  • Alex March 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Posting pictures with the caption “I look horrible!”

    • Taylor March 22, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      Agreed! Can’t stand “fishing for compliments” posts.

    • Shin March 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      Oh my yea! Stop that!

  • gmdlb2013 March 22, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    swearing and telling people when you are getting in the shower!

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