The Modern Man’s Guide to: Social Media
Where to start? The big one, for us anyway, is don’t get sucked into fights. This might be someone’s controversial Facebook post, it might be some huge Twitter chain. It doesn’t matter, don’t do it. You’ll never come out of it looking good and most people just appear petty when they type their mini essay responses. Honestly, it’s a bit embarrassing.
Post cringey photos that are obviously set up. You and a lovely London escort enjoying dinner out or something similar? Classy, subtle and fine. You and 3 ladies in a hot tub, drinking champagne? So obviously set up that it will actually have the opposite effect to what you want.
Add family members. No really, we know that this one is somewhat controversial but you’re going to have to trust us. There is a good reason why social media is not generally something you want your relatives to touch, and it’s because it’s so damn open. Think about it, do you really want your family gatherings to consist of gossiping about what you all saw on Facebook? The amount of feuds and embarrassment it causes are immense. Having your mother comment on your photos, when you are over the age of 30, is so cringeworthy that you might as well head off to a monastery right now.
Be active. An active account is a lot more interesting than one that just passively consumes constantly. Unless you are the exception, pretty much everyone checks their social media every day. If you post once or twice a month, that means you’re spending 90% of your time on there just looking at other people’s lives. It comes off as sad, and uninteresting.
Try and have some fun with it. A bland, curated page is super obvious to anyone that cares to look. We all know that dining in Notting Hill and having a great set of mates isn’t your whole life. We’re not saying post pics of your London escort on there, but don’t be afraid to have the odd video of you being drunk and silly without reaching for the untag button
Think of ways to keep things fresh. Hearing about your breakfast isn’t especially interesting, but your friends would surely love to know when something important or noteworthy happens to you. Share, just don’t overshare, is a good rule. If you’re ever in doubt, think about whether or not you’d tell them it in real life if they were in front of you.