We hear almost every day about somebody who does something real stupid on Facebook that gets them in a big mess. The wanted man above actually replied to a sheriff’s department Facebook post. You may not realize that you, too, could be committing some Facebook mistakes that might not only get you in trouble but might cause you to lose some friends. The Chicago Tribune posted six Facebook mistakes on Thursday that could help you improve your social media persona.
One interesting one that they mentioned is that you should not like your own post. Who does that? This article mentioned engaging your community which really applies more to social media marketing. One new idea was mentioned, however: cross-posting to Twitter and Facebook is redundant and boring.
Perhaps you are a much worse offender than that. Are you posting annoying status updates that make everyone groan? Brostrick.com lists the top 21 worst Facebook status updates. These are very realistic and cover many of the very annoying things we all hate about Facebook. They start their list with those silly legal notices that people post to keep Facebook from doing various nefarious things with their photographs. A person might as well just post “I am a total idiot!” as their status update.
The “I have the best spouse ever” post made their list. Now that you think of it, they are so annoying. We could add that immediate family members who live in the same house talking to each other on Facebook is really stupid.
Or, you might be one of those who require all your friends to post a lengthy status update copy/paste about some particular health problem you are experiencing that you feel is misunderstood. Perhaps, you are one of the “shamers” who shame anyone who won’t copy and repost some long diatribe you have posted about your religious beliefs, political beliefs or desire to see all puppies set free. Who died and made you the moral, ethical and political authority?
We can’t forget the “Let’s see who reads my wall” status update. Sometimes, these posts include the proverbial “threat to unfriend” if you don’t respond. Oh, get over yourself! Nobody cares.