With more and more of our communicating being done online in a very public format, there are certain guidelines that one must keep in mind when posting to the internet.
Those who do not Facebook by the rules run the risk of driving everyone who has access to their life updates completely mad.
Although Facebook launched in 2004, there are still people out there that do not know what content should and should not be announced on the internet.
Even when the Facebook profile in question is your personal page and not a business page, it is important to still practice some discrepancy when putting your life out there for everyone to see.
First and foremost, Wall rules:
Facebook wall postings are not conversation areas. The purpose of the wall is to make status updates and get in touch with friends and family. An entire conversation is not meant to be held on a comment thread that everyone is forced to read on their news feed. If you want to have a conversation move your mouse over to the side of your screen and click to message the person you want to talk to directly.
Another note on comments: be sure to stay away from posting topics that are inappropriate. Any gossip, strong opinions, and profanity shouldn’t be posted on a social site.
Picture uploading on Facebook:
Facebook is the perfect place to share pictures of your recent vacation, your family, and even your pets doing cute things.
It is not, however, the place to upload every picture you take of yourself with Instagram. We all have those Facebook friends that take hundreds of face and mirror photos, all it succeeds in doing is making a person look vain.
Another photo “don’t” is uploading photos of yourself doing anything compromising or illegal. The biggest mistake a person can make is doubting the ability of their employer or potential employers to find the photos you don’t want them to see.
External website access through Facebook:
Just because you enjoy an app or spend most of your time playing a game, that does not mean all of your other friends will want to join you in playing Farmville, Mobwars, or any other Facebook game. Also, resist sending out invites to every application you run with your page.
What do you think about Facebook etiquette? Do you agree that some content should not be posted on the internet?