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10 Dos and Don’ts for Social Media Etiquette


In the age of social network overload, it’s easy to forget that one little social media blunder can come back to haunt you. As you meet new people this fall semester, you’ll want to navigate the social media world responsibly, and keep your online reputation as clean as possible.

Here are 10 social media etiquette tips to start the school year off right.

1. Don’t add everyone in the ‘Class of 2018’ group.

When you enter college or start at a new school, it’s a great idea to join the Facebook group created for your graduating class. It’s an excellent way to interact with your new peers, find out about orientation events and ask questions like, "Where is the best place to buy used books?

But it isn’t OK to send mass friend requests to every single person in the group. We understand you’re excited to make new friends, but this is not the ideal way to go about it. No one wants to be forever known as that creepy person who Facebook-friended everyone before the first day of classes.

2. Connect with your roommate through social media.

It’s acceptable to get in touch with your roommate through Facebook — you’re eventually going to have to contact each other to arrange what each of you are bringing to your dorm or apartment, anyway.

But don’t friend request, add, follow or subscribe to them on every social network all at once. Seeing your name appear in a notification for every account he or she logs into will only make you look like a stalker. Start with Facebook first…..Read More