Getting a new Facebook account is a very exciting thing.Facebook is a great tool for sharing news, pictures, invitations, and events.Facebook is a wonderful way to stay in touch with family and friends or to reconnect with friends from your past.
With the excitement of having a new Facebook account, many new users make some very common mistakes.I will give you some tips that will help you to seem like a Facebook pro!First of all, it is very common to overshare information.Your friends/followers really don’t care about your each and every move.Status updated should be reserved to daily, weekly, or when ever you have something exciting to share.Avoid “taking a shower now,” “going to the grocery,” or “bathroom again.”For your safety, it is a good idea not to publicly post out of town trips. Those posts may be better suited to groups of individual instead of status posts that will display on all of your friends’ newsfeeds.
You will find out soon enough. Some people are just downright annoying when it comes to Facebook activity.Many will use Facebook as a platform to push their political or religious beliefs. You will learn that when the next election rolls around.You may find that certain people post everything – they seems to be blowing up your newsfeed.If that happens, you can hide certain users from your newsfeed.I have quite a few of my friends hiddenIf you hide a friend’s posts, they will not be notified of this actionAnother way to get rid of annoying people is to unfriend them
New users have a tendency to like every post they read. This may be due to their excitement and enthusiasm for having a Facebook account.Like appropriately. I have some friends who like everything that I post. There are times that I question if they have even read the post or just love to hit that like button!Liking someone’s post about having to put their pet to sleep is not the right way to use the like button.Let’s talk about comments for a second. Anything that your friends post or share will appear in your newsfeed. This does not mean that they sent it to you personally. Posting a status or sharing something is displayed on ALL of your friends’ newsfeeds. You do not have to feel an obligation to comment on everything that is posted.
When posting comments on a status update, consider the feelings of others before posting comments.Your comments will be seen by all of the poster’s friends.Will your comments cause embarrassment?Teenagers and college students generally have self-esteem issues (they are always worried what others think of them)An innocent comment could be a tremendous embarrassment to themExample – when Mikey earned his Eagle Scout, one of the relatives congratulated him on Facebook. He was at school and was unable to delete the comment from his iPhone. He texted me his login information and begged me to delete that comment before his friends read that he was a Boy Scout.With any electronic form of communication, comments can be taken out of contextHere’s an example: Friend posts – My grandfather is in the hospital and is not doing very well. Your post – GreatThis can be misread meaning that you are happy the grandfather is in the hospital and not doing well“Great” in person, accompanied with a gesture could mean something different – there is no inflection or body language to go with your words, only text
Let’s take a look at a couple of posts to see what is wrong with them and identify ways to improve these posts.
What is wrong with this post? It is a little embarrassing to college students to be scolded in public for all their friends to see(especially by a family member)How could this post be handled differently?Either say nothing or send this in a private message that will not embarrass Mikey to his friends.
What is wrong with this post? Childhood nicknames are a big No-No! This is very embarrassing to a 19-year old girl.How could this post be handled differently?Simply saying cute would be enough. If you wanted to call her JaJa, it would be more appropriate in a message, but not a comment on her picture for all her friends (or boys she’s crushing on) can see.
What is wrong with this post? Comment should have ended up after saying “Date both.” How could this post be handled differently?Although telling her to practice safe sex is important, it is embarrassing to for it to be a comment on her way…from her grandma.It is best to omit that comment or send her a private message talking about safe sex.
In order to stay “Best Friends Forever,” follow the BFF rule with FacebookAlways think before postingWill your posts be annoying to others?Consider the other personWill your posts hurt anyone’s feelings or embarrass them?How would you feel if one of your friends said that to you?Love your neighbor, but you don’t have to like all of their postsBy following these three guidelines, you will be Best (Facebook) Friends Forever
lessons in facebook etiquette for grandma
lessons infacebook etiquette for grandma
Grandma How’s it going Grandma? Quilts-R-Us Facebook Great tool for sharing news, pictures, invitations, and http://tinyurl.com/bleaulx events! Can also connect or stay in touch with old friends Like Comment Slide 2 Nancy Cisneros I LOVE Facebook!!! Express Reading Glasses http://tinyurl.com/b7vy2bc
Grandma How’s it going Grandma? Express Reading Glasses http://tinyurl.com/b7vy2bc Facebook Be careful not to overshare information! Like Comment Slide 3 Quilts-R-Us Nancy Cisneros TMI http://tinyurl.com/bleaulx
Grandma How’s it going Grandma? Quilts-R-Us Facebook http://tinyurl.com/bleaulx It can be very easy to become annoying. Like Comment Slide 4 Nancy Cisneros Annoying behavior can lead to unfriending or having friends block your posts. Express Reading Glasses http://tinyurl.com/b7vy2bc
Grandma How’s it going Grandma? Express Reading Glasses http://tinyurl.com/b7vy2bc Facebook Like posts and comment appropriately. Like Comment Slide 5 Quilts-R-Us Nancy Cisneros Liking everything and posting too many comments on statuses can be annoying. http://tinyurl.com/bleaulx
Grandma How’s it going Grandma? Quilts-R-Us Facebook http://tinyurl.com/bleaulx Consider feelings of others before posting comments. Like Comment Slide 6 Nancy Cisneros Avoid publicly scolding others. Childhood nicknames are off-limits. Express Reading Glasses http://tinyurl.com/b7vy2bc