What's Trending with Ashley: A quick look at what's hot in social media!
It’s no secret that I’m a total slave to trends, and I talk a lot about what’s trending in the realm of social media on this blog. Anyone who knows me knows that I can very easily become infatuated with whatever is “hot” at the moment and once a celebrity tweets that they’re “so over” it, then I instantly hate it too. But there is one thing that is always on-trend and that is class. Manners never go out of style, people, and they certainly still apply when using social media.
I’ve noticed recently that some people just have no shame in their game when it comes to how they conduct themselves online when they really need to be punched in the face by Emily Post. Announcing to everyone what political candidate you voted for, publicly arguing with your significant other (while very entertaining for the rest of us, still tasteless), or constantly pushing your It Works Wrap-Origami Owl-Pampered Chef-Mary Kay-Scentsy Candle business in someone’s face is incredibly rude in real life, so what makes it okay to do it online? Um, nothing. And since I’m on a roll, other Facebook faux pas’ you’re probably guilty of are as follows:
Talking trash about work: Seriously, are you trying to get fired? Because I know you’re friends with your boss, your boss’ boss, your boss’ mom, and probably your boss’ dog on Facebook.
Posting pictures of you being raunchy, slamming drinks or passed out wasted: Again, are you trying to get fired? Have more respect for your employer, your family and yourself than to let it be known that you still think you’re a frat boy (but graduated in ’99).
Posting every five seconds: Okay, I’m starting to believe that you really are trying to get fired because how can you be productive when you’re constantly posting selfies and song lyrics indirectly targeting your ex-boyfriend to Facebook?
If your mother never sent you to cotillion when you were young or if you just have no common sense, see here for more on how to stop sucking on Facebook (and in real life). You’re welcome.