With the use of Social Media becoming more of the ‘the norm’ it’s becoming easier and easier for people to associate the content they share with people who have absolutely nothing to do with their post or content. This madness is mainly happening on Facebook.
This approach will never make sense to me. Now, I get it, you’re tagging me in a post about your new product or event because you want me to comment and/or join the conversation and I’m also assuming that you’re hoping my privacy settings are not in place so that your post will show up on my wall, I get it, but it’s wrong and rude, to say the least.
Your post has absolutely nothing to do with me, so why would in the world would I want to engage and/or share it?
Here’s how the post tagging program works, in case you didn’t get the memo…
It’s okay to tag someone when:
1) They’re in a picture you post.
2) They have an interest and/or a brand focused on the topic of your post. (i.e. posts about bow ties makes sense to tagg me in their post, why? Because I love bow ties)
3) They wrote the article you are posting about.
4) They’ve asked to be tagged in your post.
5) You’re recognizing them aka giving them a “shout out”.
Anything above and beyond what I mentioned above is completely unacceptable and just plain RUDE!
Here’s a better approach:
ASK! ASK! ASK! Private message the person you intend to tag and share the post them and ask them if they would mind sharing it for you. Your post will have far more traction if personally endorsed by the person you were attempting to blindly tag.
Maybe I’m missing something here, so feel free to enlighten me in the comment section below.