My 2015 Social Media Resolutions

imagesI recently posted a Facebook update declaring that my only New Year’s Resolution was to not make any New Year’s Resolutions. This was received with mixed results.

To soothe the naysayers, I’m reneging on my initial promise and providing a list of my 2015 Social Media Resolutions.

  1. No watching videos of strangers getting hurt, beat up, embarrassed, shamed or ridiculed, even if the clip is only six seconds long.
  2. Close any video as soon as it appears that resolution #1 is about to be broken.
  3. No online voyeurism. This includes child stars gone rogue, plastic surgery gone wrong, Victorian postmortem photography etc.
  4. Limit the amount of Huffpost articles I consume. It’s an engaging site, but hardly enlightening.
  5. Limit the amount of George Takei I access through Facebook. He’s an engaging guy, but invariably his posts lead me to breaking resolutions #1 thru #4.
  6. Figure out how to delete my Pinterest account which I opened to have access to one. single. piece of information (which I never used). The account ruins my street cred, that is, membership tarnishes my reputation on the information highway.
  7. Let my circle know that I’m reading what they’ve shared: like, favourite or add a comment to everything that shows up on my news feed.
  8. Continue with my Facebook update “Seen today in print”. Sharing words and phrases that pique my interest means I’m reading more, and this is a good thing.
  9. Blog more. Check my phone less. Tweet more. Get off the fence using about G+.
  10. Limit the amount of time I spend online and work on developing a few offline resolutions.



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