The most common mistakes people make when reporting on the Internet are being overly sensitive, not understanding the impact of the news you are reporting on, and not being in control of your own online life.
Here’s what you need to know to be effective in your reporting on social media.1.
Avoid the internet entirely.
You will never be able to make your own news if you don’t understand what it means to have access to the Internet.2.
Stop using your phone as a news source.
It is a news app.
It cannot be used as a source of news.3.
Stop posting photos of your house to Facebook.
If you do it, it will be hard to know who is actually using your home as a social media hub.4.
Stop sending out personal photos to your friends on Facebook.
It will be harder to know if anyone is actually looking at your photos.5.
Stop commenting on your news feed.
It makes it difficult to read your feed and to follow your news.6.
Stop creating content that is shared on Facebook or Twitter.
It’s very hard to distinguish between news stories posted on Facebook and the news that is actually being reported by your friends.7.
Stop sharing news and comments from your friends when they are sharing your content.
It’ll be harder for them to see that the news they are discussing is actually a news story.8.
Stop asking friends to share your content on Facebook because it makes them look like they are not really interested.9.
Stop telling your friends you want them to share what you’re posting on Facebook if you do not.10.
Stop talking about your social media friends when you have no idea what they are up to.11.
Stop doing research on other people’s comments, Facebook posts, and other social media sites.
You may not know who the person is or what they said.12.
Stop discussing what you read online.
It does not mean you are being truthful.
You are not telling the truth.13.
Stop responding to people on Facebook with negative comments or “pics”.
It will make them look bad and will be very hard for them not to do so.14.
Stop caring about other people who are posting on your feed.
You do not know what you are talking about.15.
Stop seeing the news on Facebook as a way to get your news from people you trust.
You have been told you need Facebook to tell you what’s going on in the world.16.
Stop trying to control what people see on Facebook to get the most out of it.17.
Stop calling people on the phone.
You can never trust them, they are just trying to get attention.18.
Stop taking screenshots of people you don the internet with your phone.
They will never understand you.19.
Stop viewing your friends’ posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram as if they are real news.20.
Stop clicking on links to other people when they have already been told by the person who is posting what they’re talking about to share their post.21.
Stop reading news from sites you do NOT follow.22.
Stop watching videos and pictures of your friends that are not on Facebook but are on your phone, desktop, or laptop.23.
Stop checking Facebook every night.24.
Stop answering your phone when you do know that someone has posted a comment that you have not seen.25.
Stop making friends with people who do not read your newsfeed.
They might not even be your friends at all.26.
Stop showing up for your friends wedding.
You probably already know what that means, but it is important to know that you will be treated worse for your silence.27.
Stop going to work and being late to meetings.
You’ll be called a liar for it.28.
Stop buying gifts from stores that post a negative message about you.
They are only looking to sell you things you already have.29.
Stop giving money to charities that post negative messages about you and have not given you anything.30.
Stop saying you have “some friends”.
You have not friends.31.
Stop believing in the myth that your Facebook friend is not really your friend.
You already know that, but you will probably still have more friends than you think.32.
Stop liking someone’s profile.33.
Stop being honest with your friends about what you have read online or seen in the news.
They may not even know that they are being dishonest.34.
Stop not being open about your life online.
If your friends have no way of knowing you are lying about what is going on with your life, they will have no reason to believe you.35.
Stop wanting to be a part of the community.
You know that people are looking to you for support, and you are not interested.36.
Stop looking for new people to join your Facebook group.
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