Ultimate Social Media Party Foul List – 70 Party Fouls of the Social Foolish
We have all seen them or done them. The social media party fouls. We may want to think everyone is following a standard norm for social media engagement interaction and building of relationships. Bottom line, people are people. Social media is filled with people. The social media party foul is simply a fact of life on the social networks. Will they ever go away? Chances are high they won't.
So what can we do about them? I say have fun with them. Here is a short list of 70 party fouls. Now the big question is… can you admit you have done or still do at least a few of these?
Using the egg as your permanent avatar / profile photo on Twitter.
Using a cat photo as your permanent avatar on Facebook but expecting strangers to accept your friend request.
Using a cat photo as your permanent avatar combined with a similar shot of cat as your cover photo and still expecting strangers to accept your friend request.
Beg for Facebook likes on Twitter (or anywhere).
Beg for Twitter follows on Facebook.
Auto tweet every Facebook post to Twitter.
Auto post every Twitter tweet to Facebook.
Thank every new “liker” on Facebook via a tweet on Twitter.
Twitter auto direct messages (DM.)
SEO companies begging to guest blog on your top ranked site linking to their low ranked site after Google's Panda update.
SEO companies begging for paid placement on your social business blog of links and ads to their own blog or that of their client drug addiction site.
Startup tech companies begging via your web form to be their new “partner” to test their new product. However, first step is you must purchase the Gold subscription.
Using your personal Facebook page as a business page and spam haven.
Asking to be my friend from both your Facebook business page setup as a personal profile and your real Facebook profile.
Asking to by my friend from any personal Facebook profile with a business logo as the avatar/ photo.
Purchasing Twitter followers and Facebook likes and then thinking you have real “social proof.”
Helping others purchase Twitter followers and Facebook likes to help them get “social proof” so they can sell their awesome social media consulting services.
Complaining about your clients on Twitter and Facebook constantly.
Ruining your child's reputation for getting a job before they are even 15 because of how bad you talk about them on Facebook. I'm tired of seeing the messy pictures of their room already.
Posting photos of cats 24/7.
Posting the same photos of your feet on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and tweeting them several times throughout the day.
Tweeting drunk and bragging about tweeting drunk on Twitter.
QRC code as your avatar photo on Facebook or Twitter (or any network for that matter.)
Logo as your avatar on your personal Facebook page being used for business (in violation of Facebook terms.)
Not having a clue that there are Facebook terms clearly stating you can not use a personal Facebook profile as a business profile.
Sharing status updates complaining of your broken relationships constantly.
Constantly telling us on Facebook how much you hate your significant other one day but then telling us about how stable your relationship is the next.
Using foul language constantly.
Having blatant multiple personas and Twitter profiles such as professional business persona, crazy party guy or girl persona, and half naked rated XX persona all while tweeting daily tips for how to have integrity, character and be successful in business.
Sharing every single check-in on Foursquare to Twitter and Facebook.
Sharing every +k you give and receive.
Thanking every person who tweets you via a single tweet to get your Klout score up.
Only conversing with people with high influence scores.
Thinking there is only one way to do social media, which is your way or the highway.