When something goes viral online, it’s inevitable that brands and businesses across the globe will try to get involved. And, while this seems like a good idea in theory, it usually ends up going wrong. Here are five reasons to seriously reconsider jumping on the next bandwagon that passes through your Twitter feed:
Much like the Paul Simon song, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” there are probably that many ways and more to drive traffic AWAY from your page.
Building up a following on Facebook is an intricate balance between posting things of interest, fostering engagement and giving your followers a reason to keep you in their News Feeds. It is a delicate house of cards — and the wrong social media wind can bring destruction.
For every person who has ever posted that really unfortunate picture of drawing genitalia on the sleeping drunk guy at the college kegger or posted some really awful poetry to their inamorata after a bad break-up thinking they were going to win them back … now there’s a brand new way to humiliate yourself: Voice Messaging on Facebook.
You see a post offering a $200 Nikegift card, so you share it (as requested) because “it can’t hurt to try!” Well, it may not “hurt,” but at the least, it’s super annoying to see these pop up all the time (they’re obviously not real, come on) — and at the worst, they actually do hurt, spreading malware to your own and your equally gullible friends’ computers.
Alexander Sotkin seems to be an average 24-year-old. Like most people his age, he’s not above posting the occasional selfie. But his latest selfies have been a bit atypical. Because he’s allegedly posted them from within Russian military vehicles, while inside Ukraine territory.
And this socially unaware act could be exploited for nefarious purposes.