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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  • 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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