According to dictionary.com, Etiquette is: conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.
Misunderstandings and problems between friends (in real life!) and family can occur if these norms of behavior are not observed. Here are a few tips to consider when using Facebook or other social media. We all know to avoid the crazy college pictures or talking negatively about work or bosses, but these tips are a little bit more delicate.
Posting Important News
Important news such as the death of a family member, an engagement, or pregnancy should be posted on Facebook only after immediate family has been notified. Can you imagine finding out about the death of a loved on Facebook instead of from a phone call? What about the newly engaged bride who changes her status to “engaged” before telling her parents? A mother finding out her daughter is pregnant from a Facebook post? These examples may sound extreme, but these things have happened. So unfortunate.
Who needs to be notified? Well, that’s where it gets tricky. Yours truly was majorly criticized for not calling the masses before posting something a year or so ago. But honestly, I think the phone calls are limited to immediate family only. That’s children, spouse, parents, brothers and sisters. Sorry Aunts, Uncles, and Family Friends. You’ll get your phone call once the storm has calmed.
Overtagging Bad Pictures
You know that I’m not camera shy, but some people make me run from a camera like the plague. You know, the
My friends and I have an unwritten rule. Because of the modern magic of the digital camera, we always look at a picture after it is taken and give it our seal of approval. “Oh yes, you can post this one on Facebook!”
Love is a beautiful thing. Everyone loves love. But it gets a little bit annoying to see that someone “loves her hubby SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much” every single day. Just once, I wish someone would post a witty response to these lovey-dovey status updates.
What are some of the worst Facebook faux pas? What annoys you on Facebook?