No matter its popularity, it’s important to keep in mind that social media is not a religion, and that there is life outside of the screen. Just in case it takes the language of religion to convince oneself of that fact, Caitlin Muir of Social Media Club has compiled the Ten Commandments of social media to keep things in perspective.
1. Thou shalt not lose sight of the fact that you are not a God. In social media, it’s easy to get lost in a completely man-made, digitally driven world. Every social media manager has worlds of varying sizes. There are empires of people broken up by tribe. It is easy to get a God-complex and let the perceived power go to your head. Don’t let it happen to you.
2. Thou shalt not worship social media. Your life is more than the screen you keep in front of you. Take breaks. There are people in your life that need you in theirs. Don’t let the wonderful tools of social media turn you into a tool.
3. Thou shalt not name drop. It’s obnoxious when people are name-dropping in tweets. If you are really that good of a friend with someone, why aren’t you just text messaging them or calling them on the phone? Name dropping makes you look like a poser. Every once and awhile and it’s okay, but you’ll know when you’ve crossed the line.
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