Minding your social media manners

It happened on a Friday afternoon. While working at my desk, I saw a notification on my phone that my mother had added to her Facebook story. When I told the rest of Team YMC what happened next, they all gasped in dismay.

My mother had posted a picture for her social media friends to see. Harmless enough, right?

No.

My mother had posted a picture of my two-day-old great-niece before her parents had shared any pictures of the baby on their own social media. She scooped them before they had a chance to (or chose to) share them themselves.

What the rest of the team understood is that this is a no-no. It’s the equivalent – one team member pointed out – of sharing a picture of the bride in her dress before the wedding (something my mother also did, but that’s another story).

 

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