Ok... let's be honest about this. Our friends that we have on social media, most of them aren't really our 'friends' to begin with. Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram came into our lives, it has helped us stay connected but there are some downsides by being connected. There are some unwritten rules when it comes to social media and breaking them could cost you an actual friend in real life.
New research from influencer marketing community influence.co looked into what people find appropriate online by asking close to 1,000 people about it. Some of the biggest offenders are not surprising, like the fact that 91.1% find bullying others in comments inappropriate, but some unexpected things can also get you into trouble with friends.
The list of no-nos includes:
- Taking a picture of someone and posting it online without their consent (64.3%)
- Giving medical advice (48.3%)
- Tagging a photo of someone without their permission (48%)
- Asking for financial donations on social media (47.8%)
- Posting political opinions (20.5%)
And for some people, crossing those boundaries is unforgivable. Nearly one in 10 people surveyed say they’ve ended a friendship over social media content posted without their permission. So when in doubt, ask before you post.