Resolve To Use Social Media Better

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I’ve seen a few friends make New Year’s Resolutions to quit Facebook or social media in general. (I fully expect them to come back by March.)

Social media, and Facebook in particular, can be fun and useful, providing you use it right.

  • Don’t share anything too private.
  • Don’t feed the trolls. Have you ever heard anyone say: “My opinion completely changed after that argument I had online with a complete stranger.”
  • Don’t share or click on clickbait. You can usually tell by the headline that it’s going to lead nowhere.
  • Don’t share memes about important subjects. They’re pointless unless they’re jokes about TV shows or something like that.

If you cut down on those bad habits, your experiences on social media will be greatly improved.

Chris Lundy
News Editor

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.