Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

6 social media mistakes you need to avoid


If you have used social media long enough, you have surely experienced a few of those head-shaking moments when you see a Facebook post or a tweet that has you saying to yourself: “What were they thinking?!”
If you’re lucky, those moments are reserved for people you don’t know or aren’t in your inner circle, so you can sit back and not worry about the consequences. But other times, they strike a little closer to home, and, if you’re really unlucky, you’ve made one of those mistakes yourself – a moment that you may not regret but one that will have others looking at you in a whole different light.
So, in the hope of avoiding some of the more common cringe-inducing moments, here are six things you might want to avoid when you are using social media:
1. Making private messages public
You’re in a rush and need to respond to a direct message on Twitter, but instead of using a ‘d’, you use a regular ‘@’ sign. Your super-private message is now broadcast to all 10,000 of your bewildered followers. Sure, you can always go back and delete the tweet but, as many politicians and celebrities will tell you, the damage has been done. Whether you are sending a DM on Twitter or a private message on Facebook, make sure it only reaches its intended audience.
2. Engaging the haters
Haters are everywhere on social media, and the more popular you are, the more you will come across them. Why do we tell our kids never to respond to online bullies but can never resist the urge ourselves? Haters live for a response. As soon as you respond, they win (and you open the door for even more abuse). Delete, block, and get on with the rest of your life, while they try and get a life of their own.
3. Using social media to drum up business
There are lots of unwritten rules on social media and one of the most basic is to never use your personal Facebook or Twitter account to overtly promote your business. Sure, you can talk about your work and make it obvious what you do for a living, but shamelessly trawling your friends and followers for clients is a no-no. That’s why Facebook has Pages and Twitter has sponsored links.”

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If you have used social media long enough, you have surely experienced a few of those head-shaking moments when you see a Facebook post or a tweet that has you saying to yourself: “What were they thinking?!”

If you’re lucky, those moments are reserved for people you don’t know or aren’t in your inner circle, so you can sit back and not worry about the consequences. But other times, they strike a little closer to home, and, if you’re really unlucky, you’ve made one of those mistakes yourself – a moment that you may not regret but one that will have others looking at you in a whole different light.

So, in the hope of avoiding some of the more common cringe-inducing moments, here are six things you might want to avoid when you are using social media:

1. Making private messages public

You’re in a rush and need to…

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