Don’t open a post to a group with “Admins, I
hope this is OK” and then post something is clearly in violation of the group’s
content rules. Read the rules and follow them. Don’t use a group to promote
your business, ask for medical or veterinary advice, share info unrelated to
the group topic, etc. “Admins, if this is not OK” is a form of clickbait and
you should just be banned for life for it.
Don’t use all caps. Don’t use all caps in run-on
sentences either. If you cannot form a thought and then write it out without
all caps and with proper grammar, please get help.
Don’t call everyone you disagree with in
comments on news stories a troll. It gets old. Unless, it’s definitely a Russian
troll. By all means, call that out.
Don’t post a nastygram review about a business
unless you truly had a horrible experience, e.g. you were food poisoned. In any
event, take it up directly with the business first. You can use the direct
message option for that.
Don’t share an article with an alarming headline
before you have even read the article.
Do post a supportive comment to a friend
expressing concern in a post.
Do recommend businesses you really like and
relate a good experience.
Do share pictures of cute babies, doggies and
cats. You will make people smile.
Do join groups on Facebook and elsewhere that
engage in hobbies you love or want to learn about, e.g., gardening, sewing,
cooking, kayaking, hiking, etc. That is to say, use social media to actually be
social, even if just in the digital space. These groups could actually get you
out to engage in healthy hobbies in the real world too.
send a direct message to a business on its Facebook or Twitter account. Ask
them something specific about a type of product or service you want or need.
You will get great, actionable information back!