The do’s and don’ts of social media

Do: Try to be as funny as possible.
“The first time a heard about Lacrosse I asked, what’s that, is that a sport? I thought that was something you found in a Mexican Church.” That hilarious quote courtesy of one of my friends is my most recent tweet, and a perfect example of the type of thing you should be posting. Posting funny things not only keeps you and  your friends entertained, it’s a easy way to gain more followers.

Don’t: Be a ghost follower/friend.
If you follow someone or you are someone’s friend on a social network, show ’em some love every once in a while. Otherwise, what’s the point of following them? They will appreciate it and more than likely return the love.

Do: Be Original.
If your friend posted a funny picture that got a lot of “likes” don’t screen shot that picture, only to repost it. Be original. There are plenty of entertaining pictures in the internet for you to find and post. Plus, there are plenty of apps for you to create your own meme. People appreciate originality because no one likes looking at the same pictures over and over again.

Don’t: Forget who your followers are
If you were one of those people who presses “accept” when their parents decided to join
Facebook, you probably shouldn’t post pictures of that party you’re going to go to over summer break. That’s what Instagram is for. Once you have let certain people into a social network, it is ruined forever. Remember that.

Do: Something unexpected.
Give people a reason to go on your page, or like your photo. There is an abundant amount of pictures and videos on the internet that would catch your friends/followers off guard. Take advantage of them.

Don’t: Talk about people.
If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, don’t say it. This principal rule seems to get lost in social media. Some people think that because they aren’t actually in front of the person, they are free to say whatever they want. This is a quick way to start drama, and it’s just flat out not nice. So be nice, and don’t do it.

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