You have the ability to tell everyone every single thought that ever pops into your head. And then, like magic, you get the instant gratification of comments, or of people “liking” what you do, or of people arguing with you over your taste in music. Hooray?
Well, however you feel about social media, it’s out there, and you should feel free to post as little or as much as you’d like. However, you’ll need to be savvy about the kinds of things you’re posting. Here are some classic social network blunders you should steer clear of…
Oversharing: while not the most terrible of all offenses, over-sharing can often make people uncomfortable. It can also lead to people knowing things about you that you wish they didn’t. So, before posting about your raging bladder infection, first consider all of the people who will read about it, now and in the future – and then decide if you really want to share.
Posting Provocative Picture: I know you’re a hottie with a body and you want the world to know it. But you just shouldn’t post pictures of you doing anything you don’t want the world to see. You may think your privacy settings stop those photos from being seen by your grandma, but understand that anything you ever put online might possibly make it to other websites that you don’t have any control over.
Posting Iiicit Behavior: in case it needs to be said, don’t to drugs. Don’t drink if you’re underage. That picture to Zack taking a bong rip at Becca’s party is not going to do you any favors out in the world. And if you’re of legal age, wasted picture are rarely a good idea. One day you’re in college, doing body shots and yelling, “wooo!” and the next you’ve got a job as a middle school teacher and one of your students is sharing that photo whit his friends. That story rarely ends well. So bear that in mind, because the past has a way of sticking around.
Righting a Perceived Wrong (Or Mourning a Break-Up): you’re allowed to feel all the horrible things you’re feeling when a relationship is over. However, that doesn’t mean you should use the internet to talk smack about your ex. It’s never pretty, even if he or she really did do something terrible.
Taken From Sex
Written by Arshad. A