Who can use these social media tips? Anyone and everyone.
Teens, Adults, Busy People, all kinds of people who use the internet can benefit from the principles we are going to outline today.
These social media tips will help you not waste your time unnecessarily and ensure that you have the best experience when using social media. So let’s go.
There are a few key things you want to keep in mind when using social media.
A key thing to think about when it comes to using social media is the time involved.
Literally, one post or advert can lead to another and you may find yourself scrolling around (for hours) with no real purpose. Don’t worry – its ok – we all do it.
One of the ironies of the internet is that while it makes communicating with others easier, it can actually keep you apart from those you are in the same room as, or even right next to.
Yes, social networking can gulp down your time and distract you from tasks that need to be done.
A good way to keep track of time spend is by scheduling a specific time to go on social media, like the evening for X amount of time.
Try to catch yourself in the act of being idle.
Social media is a great way to hear the latest news and to keep contact with your friends, but to get the best use of it, you need to know when to shut it down.
Social media sites give you the opportunity to share as much and as little as you want, with whoever you want, so this is something to give thought to.
When we talk about protecting your privacy on social media and social networking sites, it essentially means keeping an eye on how much you reveal about yourself.
If you are not careful, your profile information, photos, comments etc could be revealing a little too much – and these could reach the hands of strangers and people who you wouldn’t want to be learning so much about you.
There are certain details that you really want to keep safe and only in the hands of your trusted friends and family. These include information about:
If details like your phone number, email and date of birth are too easily accessible on social media accounts, it could leave you open to harassment, bullying or even identity theft.
Yep, it could get quite serious.
Sadly, many people still openly show all of these details on social media sites without keeping privacy and safety in mind.
To keep safe on social media, there are many things you can do:
Another social media tip is to watch what reputation you are creating for yourself.
Many employers now check social media before recruiting employees, so its good to think about whether what you post would create a bad impression, and turn others away.
Try and look at your social network page as others would see it.
What do your photos say about your character?
When you see someone’s feed for the first time, you start to create an image of them in your mind, their posts send you messages about what sort of person they are and their interests.
Do your posts represent the values you stand for?
Those are a few of the most important social media tips for safety and making the most of your time online.
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