Many social media users believe social status is determined by the number of followers you have. However, oversharing personal details, inappropriate posts, offensive posts, and using any of the rest of social media’s biggest turnoffs can make you lose friends and followers.
- Racism. The number one reason people loose followers is for racially charged remarks. 72.3% of people on social media unfollow people with this content on their timelines.
- Sexism. 63.4% unfollow people and businesses when sexist posts are made.
- Repetitive. You told us you going to the gym an hour ago, when you got to the gym 50 minutes ago and about the smelly old man who gives you creepy stares during your workout 40 minutes ago. We get it; you’re at the gym. Being repetitive causes roughly 51.2% of people to unfollow you.
- Oversharing. No one needs to know your whereabouts 24/7. Whether you’re having a nice cocktail at happy hour or going on a romantic date, keep your personal activities to yourself. 39% of people unfollow due to excessive personal posts.
- Inappropriate. Lewd linked messages have spread across social media networks. Users that find these posts offensive will immediately mark them as spam and block the user.
- Misspelling. Use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation at all times. If misspelling becomes a habit, you will lose followers.