Facebook is a really popular social networking site with many uses. In the case of this article, tagging is just one of many things a Facebook user can do.
However… what is tagging? Are there any guidelines that should be followed when tagging another person on Facebook?
A tag links a person, page, or place to something you post, like a status update or a photo. For example, you can tag a photo to say who’s in the photo or post a status update and say who you’re with.
When a person tags another person on Facebook, they are saying that a phrase, picture, or some kind of event involves another person. It could be tagging a person or several people that you know that might be able to answer a questions you really need an answer to, or even giving credit to a person for a quote, a picture, a video, an article, or any other type of media.
The thing is that you can tag as many people as you want in any article, picture, or other media. This has become a big problem on Facebook and although there are some that exploit this opportunity, others are unaware of the actual etiquette in tagging another individual in Facebook.
Here are some Facebook tagging etiquette suggestions:
- Tag other people that are relevant to whatever is shared, whether it be a picture, quote, question, video, or anything else.
- Try not to mass tag as many people as possible. If it is in regards to an event, create an event on Facebook and invite others to it instead.
- Do not tag people in order to sell any products. This is spamming….BIG NO NO!
- If you only want certain people to see the tag, make sure to adjust the privacy settings of the post in case you do not want the entire public privy to the message.
Do you have any other suggestions about etiquette when it comes to tagging others on Facebook?