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Six Online Habits You Should Break Tuh-Day

If we're going to keep up this virtual bestie relationship, I need you to get your act together. Otherwise, we're going to have to make like Avant and Kelly and separate.

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I love social media just as much as the next introvert who doesn't like leaving home. It allows me to be social and informative without putting on pants. What's not to love about that??

But some of y'all just don't get it. It may be a public online space, but it's still mines. Yes, I said 'mines'. And if you're going to be in it, I need you to adhere to a few rules.

Stop tweeting out loud.

For the love of all things holy, please stop doing this. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, that means you are likely a habitual offender. You know how when you're having a good convo/read/rant and you move the person's username to the end of your sentence? We see that entire discussion. All of it. And unless you are saying something worldly, or of value, we really don't care.

Tweeting out lout is the equivalent to having a loud phone conversation in the middle of the grocery story. Get your life.

Stop using Facebook like Twitter.

If you want to engage in a play-by-play of Scandal or the big game, come over to Twitter with the rest of us. Facebook isn't the place. The Twitters was created for high-class microblogging such as watching #TGIT with 1 billion other people. Facebook was created for you to share your feelings post-show.

If you find yourself posting back to back updates, ask yourself this: What would Zuckerburg do?

Stop arguing with [me] folks

If someone posts their opinion on POTUS, protests or panties, guess what? That's their opinion, not yours. Respectfully weigh in, or respectfully keep scrolling. It's really that simple.

Adjust your share settings.

If we're friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram AND you share the same picture simultaneously, I'm eventually going to unfollow you on one or more platform. Get creative, switch it up.

Or, for the sake of redundancy, maybe just keep that struggle plate to yourself.

Stop typing LOL after every statement.

I'll be honest and say that I've been guilty of this offense a time or two. LOL stopped being an indicator of laughter a loooong time ago. If you see me type the acronym, it's usually the filler to an awkward response, or the close to a 140 dash of shade.

Sorry not sorry, lol.


Stop sending [me] random folks Facebook requests.

Unless we're friends IRL, there's nothing to see here, homie. Bypass the friend request option and hit that follow button. Better yet, find me on Twitter.

What social media habits do you want to see people kick to the curb ASAP?

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