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http://whatshouldwecallsocialmedia.tumblr.com/

 

There's a whole site for it with gifs and their explanations/uses...

 

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"When I try to explain my job to my parents"

 

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"When I'm over the Twitter character count limit and can't figure out how to shorten it."

 

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"When someone uses a hashtag on Facebook."

 

If you spend much time working on social networks, you'll be able to relate to way more of these than you'd like to admit.

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Nothing is more annoying then seeing people use hash tags on Facebook (unless it's a link between twitter and Facebook).

 

I agree with this. I absolutely hate hashtags... They have no meaning or relevance on Facebook so I can't see at all why people continually use them in their posts, pictures and status updates. I hate it with a passion and I never use hashtags, even when I'm on Twitter myself.

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Now that I am at my computer I shall explain the reasons why it annoys me.

 

Facebook's model works that you create a profile that is you, with personal information. This is then seen by your 'friends' to say "Hey I know that person, lets add them" and they create a connection called 'friendship' which intern means that they can see all content by the other person. It's all very private, personal and friendly. It's not telling the world about your deepest secrets, just on average 300 people.

 

Twiter works in a different way of it being open. You can see all information, all posts and all content that is posted onto the account by simply going onto the profile and if you think the content is relevant or you want to simply want to follow all the information by them then you follow them. This is a lot more open, more blog like feel then face book's personal approach.

 

Now #hastag's approach is the way you can all show your support for something. Unique to Twitter. It shows that there is a social movement, or information that a group of people want to talk about and through that they can all discuss it openly. The #hastag is a feature that improves the quality of Twitter. Now when people attempt to use it on Facebook it means nothing. Nothing what so ever. It's just attempting to use a feature of Twitter on Facebook to the same extent of trying to play Farmvile on Twitter. It simply does't work.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Haha, guilty on the first gif! That's the meem for "Watch out! We got a badass over here" from 9gag! It's hard explaining internet marketing to your friends and family. Everyone's the same but I have some friends that are also involved in internet marketing like me so it's no problem for us to communicate. My mom always sees what I do (it's universal to all moms) and she always sees me on the laptop. She'll always assume that I'm just playing a video game and I'm not doing anything with my life and when I try to explain it to her, gif #1 take place. lol.

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I agree with this. I absolutely hate hashtags... They have no meaning or relevance on Facebook so I can't see at all why people continually use them in their posts, pictures and status updates. I hate it with a passion and I never use hashtags, even when I'm on Twitter myself.

 

I thought I was the only one. One of my top three pet peeves about Facebook users.

 

@Jessi: I wish I could thank you more than once for this thread!

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