The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette

By By JR Raphael – Computer World:

Are you a social media sinner? If you regularly violate any of these commandments, the answer is probably yes.

These days, social media is a bit of a wild, wild West: While most of us understand the basic etiquette of real-world interactions, we’ve yet to reach a consensus on what behaviors are acceptable–and what behaviors are not–in our virtual lives.

Well, my friends, it’s time to set some parameters. Behold the ten commandments of social media etiquette. Read them. Study them. Write them on the tablet of your heart. Together, we can avoid spiraling down into the pits of social media hell.*

And for some other sins–specifically those that come up when using popular sites and online games.

Commandment #1: Thou Shalt Not Tell Thy Friends Too Much

Is it all about you?Social media opens up a window into our friends’ lives–and sometimes, that window shows us far more than we want to see. You know the type of stuff I’m talking about: cringe-worthy confessions about sexual shortcomings, bodily functions, or personal hygiene mishaps. For Zuck’s sake, can’t we keep some things to ourselves… Read more


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