Living in a digital age does not mean that we need to throw our manners out of the window; now more than ever. Since we communicate with others constantly on Social Media platforms, we need to implement Social Etiquette on a daily basis. Being able to hide behind a computer or mobile device, we sometimes behave in ways in which we wouldn’t in public. This behaviour can allow us to become more extroverted, but can also produce a diffused sense of responsibility for our actions.
We have created an easy to follow guide of Social Media Etiquette for you.
- All comments and posts will be tied to your profile long after they have been posted, so remember, if you wouldn’t say it to your mother or children, it may not be a good idea to post it online.
- Always remember the tone in which you post. No one likes a bragger or a complainer.
- When tagging photographs, of yourself or others, do remember to make sure that the images are not unflattering…a picture is worth a thousand words.
- Do not overshare; some things are meant to be personal.
- It is best to keep arguments and feuds offline.
- Do not constantly invite people to follow you or like your page, you will come over as demanding. You will be followed or liked should you fall into their ‘interests’ framework.
Treat others the way you would like to be treated… even online.
Written by: PRIO Communications and Consulting