It’s always a busy year with social media and the internet. But time to start drafting your new year resolutions 2018.
The year 2017 was filled with a whirlwind of events happening one after the other and even all at once. There were issues controversies left and right about political beliefs, disrespectful figures, and own personal views that spread in the internet like the wildfire in Los Angeles.
Another year is coming up and I think it’s time to list our New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 – especially our social media habits! Here’s a few things you can start or stop doing as part of your online resolutions:
1. Don’t easily share posts and articles
In the past few years, fake news has spread throughout the world and people are becoming misinformed each time someone shares a false post.
2. Research before you post
Similar to the first resolution, there’s no harm in doing a Google search and read some articles before you choose a side or formulate an opinion.
3. Check the original source if the post
If you see many people sharing variations of one post, go and spend some time to look for the original source to see if the information is true and credible.
4. Use hashtags sparingly
We know hashtags easily sort your tweets or post to a specific topic, but I think we’ve learned enough to use them wisely and sparingly for more impact.
5. Follow/Unfollow the right people
Time to go through your friend and followers list to see if you really want to see their negative posts for another year.
6. Don’t be easily swayed by influencers
Admit it or not, we all follow an influential person in our social media. It can’t be helped that some of them lowkey endorse brands and products.
7. To see is to believe
It’s easy to claim something is extraordinary online, especially with great content and appealing design but it’s still different when you get to eat or feel it.
8. Put the phone down
As much as we love social media and care for it a lot, we still think that turning off the wi-fi once in a while and putting the phone down is a good thing to do. Look up from the screen to see and appreciate the view of right in front of us.
It’s a good life we’re living. Admittedly stressful and difficult, but what a time to be alive it is indeed.