The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media
By: Caroline Jobson
- Use a strong password and change it frequently
- Verify that the people you’re “friends” with online are at least within your community and somewhat recognizable.
- Live in the moment. Not every social gathering is an opportunity to post, tweet, or update your profile on social media.
- Use your online presence to connect with people and maintain relationships.
- Check over your online profiles once every couple of weeks. Update your profile to showcase who you really are and to get rid of irrelevant or embarrassing posts.
- Upload, comment, post, or share anything you wouldn’t want everyone to see. Remember, the internet is
- Share any personal information (i.e. telephone number, address, social security number) online.
- Post photos of illegal activity (i.e. underage drinking), or at least make sure any evidence of this is blurred or hidden.
- Make it a competition of how many friends, likes, or followers you have.
- Paint an embellished or inaccurate self-portrait. After all, it’s how you are in person that counts.