As if there aren’t enough things we should be doing on social media, Mashable writer Yohana Desta has come up with 7 social media New Year’s resolutions for 2015.
The list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions provides a good mix of positive advice (checking out new networks) and less-pleasant activities (cleaning up your Facebook friends list).
Desta’s post on Mashable also contains plenty of links to informative articles and tips that allow you to dig into more details about each of the platforms. For example, with Twitter’s new (May, 2014) mute button, the muted user doesn’t know they’ve been muted, and you can unmute them whenever you like.
In addition to the resolutions about unfriending on Facebook and muting the Twitter noise, here are Desta’s 5 other resolutions for social media:
- Use LinkedIn connections for networking and reaching out. LinkedIn may require a little more work to be “your polished, professional self,” unlike Twitter or Facebook, but there are tips to help you.
- Stop using your mobile apps. If you’re addicted to checking social media on your phone, delete the apps. Have the opposite problem? Ramp up your activity by downloading the apps.
- Keep social media out of the bedroom. Checking notifications before you turn out the lights can interfere with your sleep. Try to break the morning habit of checking first thing, too.
- Explore newer networks. Elio, Yo, and Shots are three good places to start.
- Snap out of it. If you haven’t heard about how Snapchat is evolving, check it out for 2015. It’s not as secure as it used to be, as we found out with the leaks in October.