The 15 Unspoken Rules Of Social Media
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The 15 Unspoken Rules Of Social Media

The do's and don'ts to help you survive.

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The 15 Unspoken Rules Of Social Media
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Our generation obsesses over social media. I mean seriously, we cannot go five minutes without scrolling through Facebook or Twitter. We post statuses to feel connected to our so called "friends" and crave the most "likes" possible just for our own self-satisfaction. Well, to help you survive in this cut-throat media driven world, here are some rules to follow.

1. Do not like that godly boy's Instagram picture first. He will think you are creepy.

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2. When your Facebook-stalking the boy you kissed last weekend, you may find yourself on his best friend's, mother's, cousin's, profile page.

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Do not accidentally friend them.

3. Make sure you send Instagram or Twitter screenshots to the right group chat.

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4. Do not post a 300 second long Snapchat story. We all know you are at a party and we all know you are having fun.

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5. If your Instagram profile consists of five or more selfies in a row, reevaluate your life.

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6. Keep the hashtags to a minimum.

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7. Posting an Instagram during "prime time" is essential.

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8. Do not try to replicate someone else's Instagram posts. You are not "artsy" if you need to try.

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9. If your crush did not answer your last four snapchats, chances are you should not send a fifth.

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10. Better spell check that tweet, there is no going back.

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11. When posting an infamous birthday collage, please do not use a billion pictures. Your followers would actually like to see what they are.

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12. We get it. You broke up with your boyfriend. There is no need to tweet sappy love quotes for a straight week.

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13. A selfie as your Snapchat story is never acceptable.

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14. People will notice if delete and repost an Instagram.

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15. Even if your best friend's Instagram is hideous, you are obligated to like it.

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Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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