Do you bombard Facebook with baby pics? Have your political rants resulted in de-friending? Are you someone who shares TMI? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need to enroll in social media reform school. And you wouldn’t be alone. Most of us are guilty of some sort of social fail. We have the numbers to prove it. A recent MyLife.com survey* of nearly 900 U.S. adults revealed some shocking stats about social media etiquette.
Check them out and see if you’re a violator.
MyLife survey results indicate that social media users are also struggling with how to best manage their online lives, in terms of both sharing and consuming content. According to a 2012 MyLife survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 62% of adults who use social media keep an eye on their networks because they don’t want to miss something (news, an important event, or status update). And if social media violators don’t change their ways, they may end up missing out most by alienating or losing friends.
“Today, consumers are tied to their social media channels, and both actively contribute to and consume a growing influx of content, including status updates, photos and check-ins,” says MyLife’s CEO Jeff Tinsley. “Because social media users have the freedom to say just about anything they want via these channels, social media is an arena for common, unpleasant social faux pas. Users need to become more aware of their online behavior, and keep in mind how their self-expression is perceived by their online communities.”
For more information about the social media personas identified in the survey and to learn MyLife’s tips on polite social etiquette, email us at email@example.com.
And if you’re looking for an easier way to manage all your social networks, as well as your email accounts, all in one place, register for MyLife’s free social dashboard.
*This survey was conducted on behalf of MyLife.com among adults 18 and older within the United States via SurveyMonkey.com January 3-9, 2013.