SINCE ALL MAN WAN: SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE + TIDBITS OF “MILLENNIALSPEAK”
Hello people..New Month, New Post..
“Since All Man Wan”..This post is about social media etiquette & the tidbits of “Millennial Speak”.It is based on my observation on different social media sites.
Inspired by Muke Alison’s post below..Muke is one of my fav fashion bloggers who blogs at Alison’s Lets Talk Fashion….
Multiple Hello Hi Messages,Facebook Calls & The Art of having a Conversation
Typing in CAPS
This is not just social media etiquette. It is a known that typing in capital letters is equivalent to shouting.
The Art of Tagging
Why do people tag people who are not on your friend’s list? It still beats me. No offence but you should know if you are in someone’s “tagging crew” based on your “tag rate” and interaction.Some people never participate in discussions even when they are tagged. If you don’t slowly but surely you will exiled from the X or Y’s “tagging crew”. I don’t know who writes these rules but it happens like magic..I am an observant person so I “see” these things..lol. Don’t blame me!
Tagging in some cases is also reciprocal. Based on their social media interaction you should know the topics of discussions in which certain people participate in. Please I’ll say it again. Please stop tagging me on “What a woman should or a man should, since all man wan better chap or paddy man..”
Personal attacks in a debate/discussion
My TOL (Thinking Out Loud) status messages are usually rants about an observation, trending topic or something that just ticked me off..Some people take the “What’s on your mind” too far though..Let me leave it at that.
Agree to Disagree
A debate or discussion is just what it is but some people take it personally. It is suppose to be a banter and exchange of ideas and opinions. I have learnt a lot from discussions on Facebook. Isn’t that part of the beauty of social media? Improving awareness and education. Please refrain from getting personal because you will get it right back…(especially from me you will). There are debates that lead to people literally throwing punches at each other. I know it is “free world” on social media but personal attacks or insulting messages should not be the norm. I personally stopped posting on a group because of the continuous insults and attacks on Christians. You don’t have to agree with a stand or opinion or believe but that doesn’t mean you should be throw punches or insults at someone just because we are social media.Let’s agree to disagree.
Satire vs. Insult vs. Hate
There is a thin line between all three…
Being the “Mistakes Watchdog”
Some people their work na only for spot others their mistakes?? ah ah..I’d rather not post a flyer because of the its design especially if it is for good cause than post and bad mouth it..There is a way to give feedback without being mean. If you really have a good intention and interest at heart, sometimes an inbox message will do to alert someone on a mistake.
The Selfie Craze..
I beg I no fit shout for this Selfie revolution..Since all man want take selfie..haha..The IRepCamer selfie competition is on and ends today at 4:00pm Central US time (GMT-6). It features Kim Kardashian’s Selfie Taking 101 video so check it out. No comment on selfies though but some are just hmmm..Here are some my fav selfies spotted around the www of FB!
|IRepCamer Self Gallery. Vote Here till Tuesday February 3rd, 4pm Central time(GMT-6)|
There is some really funny content out there…
Be Bold if you are going to “call out”. Blanket/generic statements about a group of people is a No No
This one is for artists/celebrities.. If you have beef and you are going to do a “call out” post especially about a blogger, please have the audacity to call them out.You can also do an obvious call out without citing names.. Ehmm so what if someone published a story that annoyed you? It is called GOSSIP (In caps). If you are in the “news” it means somehow you are relevant. All i will say is do not bite the hands that promote you! Then again, there is gossip and there is insult. Some pages specialize insulting people in the name of “Celebrity Gossip”. “Haters Will Always Hate”
Acknowledge the people who promote you…
I know I already sound like a broken record on this one. This one is also for our up and coming Camer celebrities. Acknowledge the people who promote you by sharing their links on your page and shout outs. It feels good to be acknowledged and appreciated. Unfortunately our celebs prefer to share links of Nigerian blogs e.g. who feature their music rather than even one of the numerous Camer blogs that feature the their tracks/videos! As the saying goes “charity begins at home”.
Support is Reciprocal.
If you want support give it. Enough said!
A Social Media Influencer
If you want to build a following on social media or become an influencer you cannot afford to be “media shy”. Post pictures, stir up engaging discussions, share information, participate in thought provoking discussions,support initiatives, promote others….If you want to be featured on blogs, send bloggers information.Celebrities, you need feed the public with information. Please do not be “media shy”. If people are talking about or around you..Word: “You are Trending”. It is important to know “Who is Who” aka the influencers and experts in your domain of interest and how to tap into their knowledge and/or circle of influence. If you are an artist, brand, blog or business learn how to use social media to effectively promote yourself and your brand! Everyone is a personal brand. These days your online resume is important.
Commenting on Blogs
Please keep calm and comment on blogs. Kudos to The HotJem for nominating herself as the “Comment Police”.
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of comments on some blogs because of the HotJem’s post. A big THANK YOU to my IRepCamer readers/followers/fans. It definitely means a lot and makes a difference when you add your say and opinions.
Publish accurate information & refer your sources
As a blogger, I do not want to misinform or spread false information because it affects my credibility!I know..”since all man wan” be media on social media..Isn’t that the beauty of social media? The rate at which information travels is mind bugging. It is important to publish information as accurate as possible and refer your sources (very important!)
Linked in is Not Facebook
Please keep it professional. LinkedIn is not a dating site. You can use it as a “research tool” to “size up” someone.
My Fav pins from Pinterest on Social Media Etiquette for business & personal use!
Tidbits of “Millennial Speak”
LOL – Laughing out Loud
MCM – Man Crush Monday
WCW – Woman Crush Wednesday
FBF – Flash Back Friday
TBT – Throw Back Thursday
YOLO – You Only Live Once
SMH – Shaking my head
The first time i heard “TURN UP” ( which means to have fun) from my siblings I was lost and it led to a brief lesson in “Millennial Speak”.
Here’s a good article on the popular social media hastags
I need tutorials on how to add “special emoticons” (especially the ones with hands on your head) on comments..haha. Apparently they are called “Emojis”? Even the Whitehouse uses them..haha.
Check out this article on colour trends..Marketing to Millennials 101!
A New Era of Social Media
It is interesting to see the communities/initiatives/ideas/causes that originate from social media. Social Media is the new Era. It has changed the way people interact with each other and how companies brand and market themselves. I was part of the organizing team of a networking event for bloggers and entrepreneurs last December in Douala, Cameroon.It was an amazing but challenging experience. Read about it here.
Camer Divas is a network of bloggers & entrepreneurs. Check out the Camer Divas Facebook page here. Stay Tuned!
Introducing Afriqsutra.. It’s sexual education reloaded, African style. The collaboration of social media enthusiasts [inspired by a Sunday viral video & post by Dr. SEA (below) ] resulted in Afriqsutra.
My social media world
Since all man wan talk for social media. What are your social media pet peeves? What do you like/dislike?
Pictures courtesy of Pinterest, the HotJem, Facebook & yours truly (designed on picmonkey.com & fotor.com)