For many of us being online is pretty normal. We know how to interact with our friends and family and generally know how to be good citizens on the interwebs, but some of us could use some work. Below, our friends from Buzzfeed have listed out ten rules we all should be following in the digital age.
1. If someone sends you a meme you’ve already seen, “haha” it anyway. Saying “yeah, I already saw that” just seems kind of rude.
2. When you put someone on speakerphone, give them a heads up if someone’s with you. We’ve had speakerphones for a long time, but people still don’t follow that rule.
3. No more than two food photos at the table. If you’re someone who posts photos of meals, the limit is one photo, and one more if the first one was blurry.
4. “Deep likes” are creepy. That’s when you go in and like a photo from six years ago. You’ve obviously been scrolling through their feed way too long.
5. Your main dating profile pic can’t be a group photo. If it is, you’re making people guess which person you are.
6. You should unfollow your friends’ exes out of solidarity. The exception is when it’s amicable, and they’re still friends.
7. Never text just the word “hi” or “hey.” It’s a waste of time and creates an annoying extra “ding” for them to deal with. In general, you should combine more of your short texts into one longer text.
8. Never FaceTime someone out of the blue, ask first. It’s rude to start a video chat without asking. Then THEY feel rude if they don’t want to pick up.
9. People over 30 shouldn’t use GIFs. Isn’t that one just kinda ageist?
10. If you “like” a comment on someone’s post, like the post too. Otherwise it’s like saying their post was fine, but their friend’s comment was much better. Quote, “If you’re going to be at the party, thank the host.”
Courtesy of (BuzzFeed)