How to (Not) Use Social Media on NYE

It's that time again. You know what I am talking about.

Bar crawls.
Penny CTA rides.
Fighting for cabs.
People falling and stumbling all over the streets.
Champagne & lots of it.
Kissing your lover at midnight.
Kissing strangers at midnight...

New Year's Eve is right around the corner people and before the fun begins, we need
to discuss some social media etiquette for the promising night of wild fun.

First of all, ask yourself the following questions:

Have your text messages appeared on Texts From Last Night?

Have your Twitter followers listed you as a "Drunk Tweeter"?

Has a picture appeared of you on Facebook the next morning that does not highlight
your strongest qualities?

Do people tell you that you need to illustrate more self-control during the weekends?

Have you woken up without your shoes or purse in a stranger's house without
the slightest indication of how you got there?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be a good idea to keep the
cell phone in your pocket or purse for the night. We all know it is tempting to show
the world how much fun you are having and how crazy your friends are, but in the
morning that picture of you passed out in a snow bank might not be so funny.

Here are some tips to having a successful, non-incriminating New Year's Eve:

1. If you want to share a picture of your friends toasting to the New Year with
your social media friends, take the picture during dinner or in the early
stages of your night out. You'll look less sloppy anyway.
2. Use Foursquare or other geolocation social media apps to find your friends
around the city. Leave tips if there are great NYE specials.
3. Don't snap a picture on your cell phone of every ridiculous person you see riding the CTA or falling off their seats and upload in via Twitpic.
4. Take pictures with your camera but don't upload anything too incriminating onto Facebook. Example of a picture that can stay offline: You making out with the bartender.
5. Don't text your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend saying how much you miss them. Period.
6. Leave your phone in your purse most of the night unless you are calling
someone to meet up or calling a cab. There is too much going on around you
to be absorbed in Twitter or Facebook anyway.

Live in the moment with the people around you. You can ask your social media friends how watching the ball drop in Times Square was in the morning. This Friday night, put the phone away and let loose.

Don't be sorry for partying & stay classy (or try your hardest).

Happy New Year to all!


Filed under: Holiday, Nightlife, Social Media, Technology

Tags: NYE


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  • This is vital information for anyone heading out this New Years! This is also a great way to prevent anything questionable from making its way to your social network:

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