Senior Drake Bennett gets very upset when he notices double-posting. Photo by: Justin Van
Double-posting is one of the most grievous offenses on social media.
When someone double posts on Instagram, I lose it. If I am scrolling through my feed on a normal day, and all of a sudden and I see a picture from one of my good friends, I find it worthy of the double tap. But I scroll down a little more, and see another post from the same person.
This triggers an instant bad taste in my mouth. I will immediately scroll back up and unlike the picture, no matter how good it is. Then, I will click on their profile and unfollow.
It may seem a little harsh, but it is a necessary consequence for such an unacceptable action. Double posting is embarrassing for you, your parents, and the founder of Instagram.
People do not care enough about your life to see numerous pictures of relatively meaningless actions. Entertainment is key. Our short attention span matters, and although it may seem cool to you, others are unimpressed with your life choices.
The same applies with Twitter and Snapchat. If I hop into my bed on Saturday night and decide to check Snapchat stories and I come along someone with a 100+ second story, that friend is instantly removed from my otherwise long list.
Snap stories are supposed to give a synopsis of events, not relive the entire night. For example, if there is a concert happening, it is acceptable to post a 10 second video of one song. Everyone is sick of seeing people post stories of every single song. We just end up tapping through stories such as these as quickly as possible.
Be aware of your followers. Only post things you think they will enjoy to see. Do not overdo it, or you could end up watching your total number of followers fall like the Roman Empire.