Besides not being able to post inappropriate pictures, more specially nude pictures, social media has been pretty lenient about the things people post on a daily basis. Although, you may feel that you’re able vent and say whatever you may be feeling at the time because it’s YOUR page; however many people tend to take things to an entirely different level. You may not even be aware that you are doing or saying anything wrong, so that’s why I’m here to inform you of the 3 basic rules of social media:
Rule #1: Be Cautious of What You Post.
Yeah, we know it’s your page and you’re able to post whatever you want; however know that others are reviewing and will have something to say the moment you press the send button. You have a right to say what you feel and others have the right to comment especially if you have requested/accepted their friendship.
Here’s an example:
Posting a picture of yourself with a black eye and making a status saying, “He keep telling me he loves me but doesn’t show it”. Of course, you’re going to get a 100 comments saying things such as: “you can do better”, “girl, leave that coward alone”, “he don’t love you” and etc. So why would you get mad and make another status saying, “People kill me judging others” or “People need to mind their business”.
Avoid posting your black eye picture, and no one will judge.
Rule #2: Be Cautious of Who You Befriend.
This actually applies to family & friends more so. Yeah, I love my family and I’m sure you love yours too, but it’s just some members you can’t befriend on social media sites. You’re going to always have that one family member that’s going to attempt to “read in between the lines” and very much going to reach out to other family members than eventually your parent(s). Now I’m not saying all family members are this way, but majority are especially the older generation. Don’t worry mama, auntie, uncle, grandma & etc. we still love you all.
Here’s an example:
You can make a status saying, “I can’t wait to leave this hell hole”. Approximately 2 and a half minutes you’re going to receive comments such as: “Don’t air family business online” or “We’ll move out on your own”. The messed up part about this is, you were just talking about work or school. Now you got to delete the status because your parent done got a phone call and now calling you saying, “If I’m that bad, then move out”.
Be detailed as possible with your posts. Your posts have to look like this now: “I can’t wait to leave this hole at 5:00PM, work/school that is.”
Rule #3: Never Login Into Your Account Using Someone Else’s Device.
Now we know there’s been times your phone has died, been misplaced, or even cut off for a short period of time and you just had to check your social media accounts or you may have taken a picture on someone else device that you just had to post on your social media accounts; therefore you login into your account to do so from their device. Normally, when someone logs into their accounts from your device, you’ll log out of their account and sign back on to yours. Well in case you haven’t notice or experienced this yet, everyone doesn’t think that way. You have some people who would post their pictures on your page and/or write a status on your page as a “hack”. That’s not too bad because it’s what I like to call a”friendly hack”. But you also have some people who will be all in your direct messages, commenting on others page who you don’t necessarily care for, writing false status about you & etc. Just real devious doings by devious people, that’s usually funny to them. If you don’t login on someone else’s device, you have nothing to worry about.
Here’s an example:
Your out with friends having a great time and you take picture that you know will get you a at least a 100 (maybe a 1,000 depending on the amount of followers you have) likes. You ask your friend can you use his or her phone to post it. You post it and receive tons of likes and comments that night. You’re all smiles until the next morning when your phone is fully charged and you decide to go to check your social media accounts. Your same friend who phone you used the previous night has decided to post a status as you saying, “After all the fun I had last night, I don’t wanna wash away the memories; therefore I’m #TeamNoShowers. Dirty body is what they call me.”
LOL! These are the 3 basic rules of social media, Part 2 will be coming soon. #TalkIsh