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The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid


It's easy to get it wrong on social media CREDIT: NA/AGENCY

Michael Hogan
30 JANUARY 2017

Modern technology is a life-enhancing thing. It’s also potentially a huge pain in the digital derrière. Witness MP and former frontbencher Lucy Powell’s grovelling apology after mistakenly sending an angry WhatsApp message – with copious sweating and criticism of fellow Labour MPs as “ludicrous” – to a group including those very colleagues. Oops.


Labour's Lucy Powell made a huge social media faux pas CREDIT: MARTIN RICKETT/PA
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment


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Re: The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 11:59:43 PM »

Across the Atlantic, tweet-happy President Trump and his team are also prone to social media faux pas, whether it’s failing to spell-check “unpresidented”, or agreeing with articles on satirical news site The Onion without realising they’re spoofs.


James Blunt has become a Twitter master CREDIT: JOHN RAHIM/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Meanwhile, the unlikely line-up of crooner James Blunt, author JK Rowling and footballer Wayne Rooney have been hailed for their witty taming of Twitter trolls.

It’s such a minefield that style bible Vogue has been moved to publish a “modern girl’s guide to social media etiquette”. However, this mainly revolves around self-promotion and the dreaded “selfie”. So here’s our own 10 commandments for us midlifers who are also having to navigate the obstacle course that is social media…
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 12:01:58 AM »


Instagram is a danger zone for food bores CREDIT: ROSIEFOODIE/INSTAGRAM

1) Thou shalt not become a food bore

Posting occasional photos of your impressive slow-cooked stew or Bake Off-worthy cake on Facebook or Instagram is fine, if a tad show-offy, especially if you’ve “accidentally” edged a Wüsthof knife or Le Creuset dish into shot. Tedious conversations with your partner about what you’re having for supper should be restricted to texts, where nobody else can see you’ve got “a glut of aubergines that need using up”
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 12:07:35 AM »


Social media is no place for a political argument CREDIT: PETER DASILVA/EPA

2) Thou shalt not get into political arguments

Express an opinion about Trump and words like “fascist” will get flung around. Venture your Brexit views and before you’ll know it, everyone’s calling each other “Remoaners” and “racists”. You’ll never win, it could turn nasty and to the casual observer, you come over as an over-opinionated loon.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 12:08:17 AM »

3) Thou shalt not be a humblebragger

Attempting to self-deprecatingly undercut your smug trip to the opera with “Thought we’d get off the sofa and swap the boxset for something more highbrow lol” doesn’t work. We know full well you’re still boasting. Don’t even get us started on the gym, running, cycling and dieting brigade.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 12:11:44 AM »


Check before you click on Whatsapp CREDIT: CARL COURT/GETTY

4)Thou shalt double-check the recipient list


The equivalent of accidentally hitting “Reply All” on an email. So when you’re date-wrangling over a villa-sharing holiday confirm who’s on the “To” list before you unintentionally slate someone’s husband in public for being an “officious idiot.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 12:14:36 AM »


Use of Emoji's shows your age CREDIT: CHRIS OXENBURY/SWNS.COM

5) Thou shalt use hashtags and emojis sparingly

You’re not 12.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 12:16:31 AM »

6) Thou shalt beware of cut-and-paste

That way, you will avoid an Ed Balls snafu. When Balls was Shadow Chancellor and wanted to see what was being said about him on Twitter, he typed his name into the “compose” box instead of the “search” one, so accidentally sent out his own name. This Luddite bungle is still celebrated on “Ed Balls Day” every April 28th and it has taken a stint on Strictly to restore Balls’ reputation. A similar butterfingered bungle was recently made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who accidentally tweeted “n9y25ah7” which is almost certainly his password to something important. Probably involving nuclear weapons.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 12:19:06 AM »


Use Twitter for a domestic argument at your peril CREDIT: RICHARD DREW/AP

7) Thou shalt not use social media for family domestics

Sniping at your spouse on Twitter (“Busy, are we?”) or making subtle digs about your children being “too busy gallivanting to visit” on Facebook isn’t a good look. It’s also what actual talking on the telephone is for. Remember that?
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 12:24:26 AM »

8 ) Thou shalt not use social media as a search engine

Can anyone recommend a good hotel or tradesman? Is the train strike still on? What’s the weather going to be like this weekend? Google it.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 12:26:53 AM »

9) Thou shalt not be a whingebag

Cryptically vague, posts of the “Some people aren’t worthy of a place in your heart” variety. Moans about failed parcel deliveries. Rants about motorists cutting you up at the mini-roundabout. Tirades about shoddy customer service at IKEA… Save it for friends and family who will tolerate your trivial venting, rather than inflicting it on distant acquaintances who’ll just assume you’re Victor Meldrew with high blood pressure and a missing allen key.
Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment

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Re: The 10 social media sins that every over 40-year old needs to avoid
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 12:28:37 AM »

10) Thou shalt put your phone down


We’ve all rolled out eyes at the party guest tapping away to strangers while ignoring those actually in the room. Be present, be polite and put the pesky mobile away.

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Republic Act 8485 (Animal Welfare Act of 1998, Philippines), as amended and strengthened by House  Bill 6893 of 2013--- violation means a maximum of P250,000 fine with a corresponding three-year jail term and a minimum of P30,000 fine and six months imprisonment


 

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