You may spend hours in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn as well as in other social media. But whatever network you use, your age is seen not only due to the date of birth in the profile, but also through your behavior. Some habits should be abandoned before the thirtieth anniversary.
1. Complaining about work
HR-managers admit that they look for and browse the profiles of job candidates in social media. Your newsfeeds are seen not only by friends. Colleagues, your boss, neighbors, and your mother-in-law – everyone will see everything. So either close the profile for public viewing, or try to look decent.
2. Demonstrate how much you can drink
Photos with a bottle may lead to firing. There is hardly anything else they can lead to because people tend to boast throwing parties at the age of 18, and 30-year-old peers will not find it interesting. Show that you are young and full of energy in other ways.
3. Post “cool” photos
Be worthy of what you possess. Moreover, be worthy of what you do not possess. We cannot fail to boast a new car, a smartphone, or even a new workplace. It is enough to boast it once. Save the general friendly tone of your newsfeed.
Photos against the background of somebody’s cool car, shop windows (where you do not buy anything) and so on should not be taken to the next decade of your life. You are too grown up for this empty boasting.
4. Harass your ex-partners
At the age of 30, it should be understood that the former partner has his own life. Negative comments to photos, sending messages and keeping track of all the movements of the other person in the social networks are not the ways of behavior expected by an adult.
5. Be disguised under a nickname
Adults use real names, especially in networks for professional communication, like LinkedIn. Your acquaintances and employers will also use a real name to find you. They are interested in real people, not their virtual image. If you want performances under a fake name, create a separate profile, preferably in a different network.
6. Invitations to play games
No one wants to harvest on your farm, so do not even offer it. If you have already sent an invitation, do not repeat the mistake and annoy your friends. Sometimes such invitations are sent automatically; play as much as you wish, but do not use your account in social networks to play games.
You never know who may write what in the social media, but the contents of the newsfeed should not affect your mood or change your point of view. Fortunately, the man who upsets you can always be removed from friends, and his news can be blocked. You have more important things in real life than sharing worrying or excitement in the communities. Negative comments can be responded calmly and carefully. You have already learned this.
8. Change your status during the working day
Work done, have your fun. If you are constantly viewing new messages in social networks instead of working, you create problems for yourself. The employer may notice that you hang out in one of the networks too often. The question of your productivity is not even raised. Social networks are home entertainment.
9. Excessive use of hashtags
Posts, littered with hashtags, are not interesting. Hashtags are only required to facilitate the search, and when they turn into the means of attracting attention, they produce the opposite effect. You must have noticed that your eyes hurt because of their huge number. By thirty, you already know how to highlight the importance of good information and can use two or three hashtags rather than a couple of dozens.
10. Post a lot of pictures of children
From time to time, reports and tips for young parents are published in the social media: you should not post pictures of your child in porridge, in mud, in sand, in the sea, in the bathroom, and so on. Enough of that. No matter how many children you may have, you need to behave like an adult.
11. Always be online
Even after work, you should not spend all your spare time in social networks. Learn to appreciate real communication, not impeded by smartphones and tablets. Select a specific time in your schedule for communication in social media and do not exceed it.