A Real Simple Guide to Social Media Sites
Regardless of how you feel about Facebook and Twitter (from “can’t be bothered” to “can’t live without it”), there’s no denying that they’ve changed our world. Get expert advice for navigating these growing sites, plus learn what Real Simple readers consider their biggest pet peeves.
The World of Social Media
Imagine that you’re at a gathering with everybody you’ve ever met, from your niece to your high school gym teacher. Now imagine that you’ve got a bullhorn into which you can broadcast every thought you have the second you have it. (And so can everyone else.) That’s pretty much the world of social networking, which brings limitless opportunities to connect with others…and to irritate them. In the name of civilized society, Real Simple surveyed 945 readers about the social-media habits that drive them crazy. And if you’re not a social networker, these cautionary tales will help you avoid wacky acts of your own if you decide to join the party. (Plus, they reveal a few interesting things about human nature.)