I bet you 95% of Social Media users break these basic chat rules or they are not informed about the need to observe them all altogether.
Just as social media evolves, so are the chat rules and the need to abreast ourselves with basic etiquettes and get the full benefits of our conversations with others.
Most often than not, many social media users on Facebook and Whatsapp fail to start good conversations with other social media users they do not know but are Chating for the first time.
Social Media Chat Rules 95% Users Including You Break And Must Be Worked On
#1 Leave full messages when chatting with someone for the first time
When chatting with someone for the first time, do not leave messages like Hi, Hello, Are you there…then expect a response.
Since you are chatting with the other person for the first time, it is important that you introduce yourself. For instance, Hi, this is Johnson…
If you do this, you have still not achieved anything. Sometimes we all make this kind of mistake. It is appropriate that, after introducing yourself, you provide full information regarding why you are chatting with the person.
For example, Hi, I am Johnson. I am chatting with you to enquire about the xzy bla bla bla.
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#2. Online Status does not mean active. Stop getting angry.
One of the important Social Media Chat Rules is that stop getting angry so quickly because someone is yet to respond to your message.
The other Social Media Chat Rules 95% of users including you break is this particular rule.
Once you see that someone is online, you leave a message and expect the person to respond. If the response is not coming forth, you get annoyed.
The fact is that there are many whose data are on, yet they either are not accessing the phone or the social media hence would not see it.
Don’t get angry, such persons may be busy doing another equally important task.
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#3 Social Media Chat Rules Broken: Sending unsolicited and scam messages to individuals
Social Media Chat Rules are evolving, and some require that we respect the privacy of others.
Sending unsolicited messages to others on WhatsApp because you are in the same group is wrong.
Nearly 95% of users of Facebook and WhatsApp, break this rule. Sometimes, group members on WhatsApp spam you with Direct Messages (DM).
If it is not a scam, it is a suspicious URL, fake promotion, or something else related to these examples.
Don’t leave unwelcome messages for persons you do not know.
#4 Chatting at the wrong time
Some users of mobile phones do not know the right time to place a call. Sometimes, in the middle of the night or so early in the morning, they call to make inquiries about issues that are not urgent and could wait an hour or two.
#5 Making video calls to “strangers” or people you are chatting with for the first time
This amounts to a breach of privacy protocols. The social media user you are video calling if you are not close associates must have agreed that you call them via video. If no such prior agreements were reached, make a normal audio call.