Surefire Ways To Get ‘Unliked’ And ‘Unfollowed’ In 2013

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Baltimore based social media marketing firm SocialToaster released their Social Media Survey 2012 this weekend. And if you’re trying to build your base of followers, here’s what some 3,000 social media professionals in the business world said will get your dissed and dismissed. A couple of standouts on what turns off the majority of survey respondents this year: sex and race are at the top of the list.

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According to the social media gurus at SocialToaster in Baltimore, here are some surefire ways to lose followers on your social networking accounts.

1. Can’t Spell

No one is going to follow this guy. If grammar is not your thing, prepare to be lonely in the virtual world. 34.1 percent of respondents said poor grammar is a turnoff and will cause them to unfollow someone.

2. No one needs to know why you are mad at your sister today, or where you are drinking your Miller 64. Getting overly personal accounts for 39 percent of SocialToaster’s respondents saying they’d unfollow someone with a bad case of overshare.

3. People who say the same thing over and over and over on line will be unfollowed. A total of 51.2 percent of respondents said that repetition turns them off from the Twitter and Facebook accounts of their friends and colleagues.

4. Every guy with a Twitter or Facebook account has gotten these images.  Hard and soft porn, fake hook-ups and the like are a cause for rapid unliking and spam blockage. Any type of porn is a turnoff for 53.7 percent of survey respondents.

5. Sexism scores in the top two. A total of 63.4 percent will unfollow someone who ridicules women in tweets and Facebook posts.

6.  Racism tops the list. And its not just the KKK kind. Questioning someone’s blackness might also raise a few eyebrows. Unlike. Survey says: 73.2 percent unfollow those posting commentary seen as racially inflammatory.

Meanwhile, when it comes to sharing on social media sites like Facebook, an overwhelming percentage (90 percent) of survey respondents said pictures were most likely to get shared, followed by links (68.3 percent), quotes (51.2 percent), and videos (43.9 percent). Studies and statistics (19.5 percent) were the least likely to get shared. Most respondents (85.7 percent) believe humorous content was most likely to get shared, followed by sports (61 percent), and politics (48.8 percent). Only pornography (7.3 percent) beat game scores (12.2 percent) as least likely to be shared.

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