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5 Most Annoying Habits On Social Media (That Must Be Stopped)



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I know, hard to choose just 5 right?
What would you list?

  • Great list… If you have a “vision” (long-term), you don’t need to do the things on this list….

    • David Siteman Garland

      Very true. Trying to take the shortcuts in this case often lead to not so good things

  • Shelia

    I am “liking” the quick video blog posts 🙂

    • David Siteman Garland

      Sheila – I like you for liking 🙂 More to come…

  • Guest

    #6. dont sing commercials before your video starts!

    • David Siteman Garland

      LOL Thank you anonymous troll. I also think I should go out for American Idol next year, don’t you think?

  • Always love your energy David!  #3 is extremely annoying for sure. 

    I would add #5: don’t invite your entire friends list to events – especially local events.  I will unsubscribe/unfriend immediately for those mass invites to events I have no interest in or that don’t apply to me.

    #6 Stop posting the exact same update across all platforms at exactly the same time.  I don’t need a blitz of messages all at once from you.  As part of this – if you post an update to your FB personal profile, please don’t do it on your page at the same time.  It tells me that I should unsubscribe because one channel is just being repeated.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Good ones.

      I’m definitely occasionally guilty of #6 and totally understand your point. For peeps that have multiple profiles, what do you think is the best way to handle it?

      • David, I think many of us who have multiple profiles do it here and there 🙂  For clients that have multiple profiles, and sometimes multiple profiles on one platform, I help them map out what types of updates should go where – and then create a schedule based on the audience and type of update.  It doesn’t have to be hard and fast rules, but when you have a guidelines, you can more easily protect your audience from social media overload. 

        The same message can absolutely be shared across multiple profiles – but if your followers are getting blitzed all at once, chances are they’ll be unsubscribing to one or many channels and possibly missing that connection/engagement with you.

        • David Siteman Garland

          Interesting points. I do agree a spacing out is often better. Definitely a challenge today with so many freakin’ platforms, you know?

  • Mike Wilkerson

    A great list, David, but one’s got the goat above and has risen “to the
    top” for me. Those of you that have businesses, of any kind – there is a
    specific style of PAGE that you should be using, rather than having
    some persona named “BlahBlahFirstname BlahBusinessname”. Bars, pubs, and
    people that don’t know what they’re doing with Facebook are
    specifically in error on this one and the only thing worse? When you’re
    told to shut up and “stop bring a know it all” when you suggest they try
    a different profile type. Folks, there are specific tools and features
    built into specific types of profiles that will help your company/effort
    grow IF you use the right tool. Otherwise, you look LIKE a tool. 😉 I
    too like the shorter videoness, David. Likerino.

    • David Siteman Garland

      Ah yes, GREAT one Mike totally agree. I’m not sure why, but it is seriously one of the most annoying things ever. Example: You go to Facebook. Yay! Friend Request. Open friend request “AAA Home Services” CRAP!!!!

  • Mike Wilkerson

    Oh, and another: that I’m certain is unfortunately for those of us in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. Outright scams. No, we’re not talking about the kinda’ scam, we’re talking about people bilking lots of people that are unfortunately tethered to the government cheese, and vipers descending to try to get a piece of it. The “Texas Lottery System” scams are some of the most overt, inter-community scams that have sadly taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from people across the US, with little to no way to fight back, other than to educate. FRUSTRATING!

    • David Siteman Garland

      Ugh nothing more frustrating than scams. Happens on every platform at some point and usually the scammers lose in the long run/banned/move on somewhere else.

  • Debbiesaviano

    OK, David,
     Have to tell you I was a little nervous I was hoping and praying that I had not done any of the Mistakes you were going to mention.
    Your rants and raves had me most worried as you went through each one in Creative Detail and at the end I could let out a collective SIGH of Relief! 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving as I continue to learn and grow. Hugs Debbie

    • David Siteman Garland

      Haha, of course you haven’t Debbie 🙂

      Have a great holiday!

  • Dude, I’m more interested in knowing how you put an advertisement in your video without YouTube banning your account. That’s like a major violation of their T.O.S.. 

    Whose wife do you have naked pictures of with midgets? Please do tell if you’ve cracked the code on that

    • David Siteman Garland

      Barry – How did you know about the naked pictures with midgets?!?!! 🙂

      • Is that why the move to Wistia?

        • David Siteman Garland

          LOL – No, but I like where your head is at. Wistia is freaking great I love their video player/stats/ease of use. 

  • Switchtheflip

    What camera do you use, David?

    • David Siteman Garland

      That was just the built in cam on my mac 🙂 

  • JetSet Daniels

    Please retweet this.



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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