Thursday, 24 September 2015

1 Effortless Way to Not be a Dick on Social Media

"It makes me angry" pretty much epitomizes half of social media use today. Okay. Fine. I get it. We all get angry over something, and somethings are worth getting angry over. Whether it is a hunter hunting for sport that you don't agree with, or Presidential candidacy, you're sure enough to have an opinion.

This poor stock image is now forever upon my blog representing internet dickery.

And your opinion is likely the same as others. You will have noticed what I like to call "the Herd Effect".

But I'm not talking about that.

I'm talking about your opinion on someone asking a question.

Let's take a fictional situation. You're on Facebook. You're in a group called "Bloody Best Baking Support Group". A newbie to the group creates a post that asks, "When a recipe says eggs, what sort are they talking about? Chicken, duck, or ostrich?"

Now I think we can all agree that is a pretty easy question to answer.

So you go back to your own wall and post something along the lines of:

"Can you believe how stupid some people are? Some idiot just asked what sort of eggs you use in a recipe in a baking group. A BAKING GROUP!

I mean what a fucking stupid question. Have they even baked a cake?"

You know what?

You're a dick on social media.

So, you want to know the one effortless way to not be a dick on social media? 

Answer the question, or pass on by. You don't need to tell everyone what an intolerant dick you are. If you're an intolerant dick, everyone will work it out eventually, anyway. And if that type of post makes you angry, maybe seek help. At least, leave the group and crawl under a rock.

The internet is full of dicks. 

Don't be a dick.

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