Almost everybody today is on social media. Social media is fun and a wonderful tool. However, it also has its dark side. It can become a substance for addiction, affecting your social life. Now, you need to monitor yourself when it comes to Instagram and other social media platforms. Sometimes, how you are in your social media life, that’s is what you become. You may not even realize it is happening.
It’s time you audit your social media life. Check your social media profile and brand as see whether it’s making your life more productive or not.
“Some habits are harmful and might affect your life in a very negative way,” said Issa Asad Florida entrepreneur and social media expert. Asad is the CEO of Q Link Wireless and Quadrant Holdings, located in South Florida. He is also the author of 4 e-commerce and marketing e-books that can be purchased on Amazon.
Issa Asad Says These 4 Toxic Social Media Habits Needs to End Right Now:
Over-posting as if you are having a conversation with someone
In twitter, you tweet about your life in real time. It’s like having a dialogue with the outside world. Most people love this; it is fun interacting with the rest of the world. However, the habit is addictive and unnecessary.
Now, if you keep tweeting every minute and keep on broadcasting your life now and then, how do you keep your full-time job? What about your social life? When do you ever interact with your real friends outside the internet or your family members? So, it’s clear that the habit isolates you from the real world. And if you have this behavior, you need to check yourself.
You pretend to be wittier and smarter than anyone else
When it comes to social media, you craft 99% of your post for only thirty minutes. When it comes to posting, you want to show everyone your intellectual abilities and how comic you are. You want to show people you’ve spend hours crafting your post, showing them how smart you are although you are not telling them directly. However, in real life, you can’t talk to any person like, yet here you are showing off.
You are mean
You only post mean and negative stuff. Anybody who seems to disagree with your opinion or belief, you blast them. In real life, you preach bipartisanship emphasizing how to treat each other right. But on social media you are different. If anybody has a slight disagreement with you, you hate their guts, exposing your true partisan. You can’t walk the same roads. Either you treat people well on social media or stop posting things that could raise disagreements.
You are the tough guy on the social media
You think you are the giant on social media and nobody can stop you. You come off as if you are better than anybody else. No one can hurt you because you are the big guy hiding behind your screen and technology miles away. Well, you are not even big. Hiding behind social media makes you even smaller.
Social media is great. Most people have used it to reach greater heights. However, it is affecting most people’s lives since they don’t know how to use it right. So, stop doing these 4 social media habits immediately to avoid negative impacts on your life. There is life beyond the internet.