I find that I am particular sometimes. Like when it comes to social media. I feel like there should be ground rules written down somewhere: not everyone wants to see pictures of your dinner, 10 pictures of your baby per day are way too many so please don't upload 57, and you will be offended at some point, welcome to the internet.
I decided to quantify the things on the social media sites I use that I love and that irk me. Share with me some of your own!
Goodreads Likes & Dislikes:
I like people who add comments to their reading status updates. Especially when they are funny or intuitive. I also just like seeing what you are reading and how you are enjoying it!
I dislike being invited to an event 6 times a day every day.
I’m not joining. Leave me alone on Goodreads.
Facebook Likes & Dislikes:
I like people who comment thoughtfully on other people’s
posts and who share funny, insightful, interesting, thought-provoking, and/or personal statuses.
I dislike people who only get on to share their own stuff and
get attention and who don’t even attempt to interact with others outside of their own updates. I know FB is for narcissists, but come on.
Twitter Likes & Dislikes:
I like to follow people who not only share interesting tweets
but also those who I can interact with and have conversations with as well.
I dislike following people who only re-tweet. Re-tweets can
be awesome- you share something you found that was cool and you are free advertising for the person whose status you liked. However if all you do is re-tweet other people’s tweets, I will not follow you. There are a couple of authors who do this and I had to unfollow them. I kept wondering if they even wrote their own books if they can’t even come up with 140 characters worth of original thought?
Google+ Likes & Dislikes:
I am honestly not on here enough to comment. I only go on for the Book Bloggers Discussion Group. Like all the cool kids. And yes I did just try to shame you into participation. :)
Pinterest Likes & Dislikes:
I love following all the cool stuff you find on Pinterest.
Except when you make me envious of all the stuff you’ve made via Pinterest. Stop that! Stop that accomplishing! :)
Instagram Likes & Dislikes:
I like following friends & people who share my interests. I am interested to see what book you are reading, what crazy thing your spouse/kid/pet did, and what you just saw someone at the Target do that will blow our minds.
I dislike people who take uninteresting photographs and then think just because they put a fancy filter on them they are the new Ansel Adams. You’re not. It’s time someone told you.
YouTube Likes & Dislikes:
I am rarely on YouTube but when I am, I like to watch music
videos, how-to videos, or my friends and favorite authors or bands do interesting web shows/vlogs.
If you are going to do vlogs on the regular, please don’t do the following:
- -Talk in a monotone voice.
- -Be in shadows where I can’t even see you. It’s a video. Visuals are a pre-req.
- -Vlog the same thing over and over. If you have a routine of vlogging your Mailbox Monday, that’s cool! But I should be able to tell whether I moved on to the next week’s video or not, shouldn't I? Change your location. Change the inflection in your voice. Say a little something extra. Get creative. Also, comb your hair. I mean, seriously.
Tumblr Likes & Dislikes:
I don’t even fully understand Tumblr. Therefore I have no thoughts on this. Carry on.
What about you? Have any quirks about your social media experience?