Etiquette Tuesday: “Like”

[ 0 ] March 1, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday and Facebook never fail me on the numerous tips that can be handed out.  This week’s tip goes to the number one used function of Facebook:  The proper use of the “Like” button.  For those novice Facebook users, this is a way to share your agreement, “like” and/or support on a particular posts shared by one of your friends.  The use of the “Like” button is not the issue, it is really the outside interactions that bring out the rudeness of not using the “like” button.

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Ever had someone tell you “Ooo, I saw your pics on Facebook, you are doing great/your trip looked fab/congrats on your…” but this is the same person whose name is not listed in your “Like” list??  They obviously “Like” other peoples stuff because Facebook keeps you in the loop on EVERY-THANG including who/what your fellow FBer’s (translation:  Facebooker) are liking and you see them liking a whole lot of not-your-stuff.  Then you have those individuals who will ask you for information/favors/etc. based on a post you put up but they have not “Liked” the post.

Not “Liking” someones post and then bringing up the event/asking for a favor/etc. is like saying I was being nosy on my timeline and saw what you posted, but I do not want to give you the props publicly.  I would rather be tacky in my approach and simply snoop through your stuff but never acknowledge publicly that I am feeling your post and/or want what you got.  The moral of the story:  “Liking” goes hand in hand with the Please and Thank you post of last week.  If you want something from the other person based on a post they put up, I suggest you learn how to use that “Like” button properly.  It could be the difference between a sweet “Yes” or a definitive “No”.



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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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