Posted by Tanesha White
My inspiration for this quick digital shot came to me because of something that has grown into quite a pet peeve. Seeing things in your newsfeed that can completely annoy you, or for me looking at a client’s social presence and how they’re utilizing it can really jump on a nerve when it just becomes too much.
Here are my top annoyances that make me say, “you’re that guy.” The guide to Social Media Awkwardness.
1. Hashtags in inappropriate places
The use of Hashtags in Facebook is useless other than looking annoying. They do not link to other relevant information about your subject like Twitter or Linkedin so just stop it already. #swagg <—- see useless.
You’re in typing, texting whatever…. We cannot hear the sarcasm in your voice so if you’re trying to be sarcastic you might just appear to be a jerk.
So you downloaded your instagram app and now you want to take pictures of everything you come in contact with. Snapshot close up of your dogs eyes, your drunk uncle, in starbucks. That’s great you inspiring photographer you, but please don’t feel compelled to share to Facebook or Twitter every single time!
So you’ve gotten the hang of privacy settings on Facebook (well sort of). Keep in mind even though you have custom sharing set on your Facebook computer version set doesn’t necessarily mean it’s like that for your mobile or tablet sharing. Here’s a cool pic of me taking shots at the bar via iphone….. oops my work contacts saw that? Awkward….
5. Profile Pic
I’ve mentioned this before in a previous blog, but it’s worth mentioning again. Know the difference in social platforms. Your Linkedin pic shouldn’t be camera shot from the bathroom mirror.
There are certainly many more examples of social awkwardness, what are some that you’ve come across?
Bottom line, just don’t be that guy!