Social Media Etiquette: If There’s an Option, It Doesn’t Mean It’s a Good Idea

Social Media Etiquette: If There’s an Option, It Doesn’t Mean (**************************************************************) a Good Idea

Social Media EtiquetteThe societal media’s existed for a while however, it does not mean all of us agree what’s okay and what is not.

I have seen many folks asserting that if there is an choice to do something, it has to be acceptable. For instance, “Blame Linkedin: They allow you to mass-email a connection invite to all your email contacts…”(****).

Now, as the person who formerly did this (i.e. mass-email all of my Gmail connections), I understand mistakes occur but it does not mean that you are able to do it because you’re permitted to or blame a social networking platform for letting you.

Now, You Might disagree but here are what I would suggest you stay away from regardless of the fact that there is an simple operation to do this:-LRB-****)

Don’t take action even in the Event That You appear to be permitted to:-LRB-******)


  1. Mass-encourage your own email address book contacts to function as Linkedin links
  2. Start a group Facebook private message thread (unless you agreed on that with every one of your friends prior to that). There could be exceptions of course: For example, I wouldn’t mind seeing a group private message That Is about a good cause, helping a common friend in need, etc.

  1. Invite many / all of your friends to like your page (Unless you do it again and again: Usually once is enough)
  2. Befriend people you don’t necessarily know personally / well (Provided there’s a good reason you’re seeking that connection).
  3. Find more social media accounts of the Exact Same person to connect to (I don’t mind people adding me on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin: At least I wouldn’t be freaked out)
  4. Send a personal non-promotional private message to any of your current friends (Provided there’s a good reason You’re doing that: Don’t spam of course)
  5. Use hashtags anywhere you want (Unless that’s a hashtag spam). I don’t understand people being annoyed by hashtags.
  6. Use emojis anywhere you would like. I never understand people being annoyed by emojis…
  7. Auto-post your updates from Instagram to Facebook
  8. Post an occasional self-promotional update (e.g. share your article, ask to vote foe you in a contest, etc) unless that’s all you do

Anything else? Please share your social websites etiquette pet peeves in the comments!