Facebook etiquette: to tag or not to tag?
December 23, 2013 1:57 AM Subscribe
Is tagging OK when you want to make sure that specific people will see (or, at least, be notified about) a specific post? Even if it would mean tagging about 20-30 people...
posted by lost_lettuce to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I sorta have a love-hate relationship with Facebook and social media in general. I use it mostly for professional reasons: to follow people whose work I find to be interesting and to share my own stuff every now and again. But I feel a tad clueless about it.
I have been working on a creative project that featured several people -- they have said they were pretty interested in seeing the finished product. They are also Facebook "friends". But, with the way Facebook works now, it's highly probable that my posts don't even show up on their feeds -- if they do, it's not a sure thing they will be seen, since these people have very large "friend" lists (their FBs are heavily used for promoting their own work -- which is not in the same industry as mine).
Tagging seems to be the easiest way. But I am not really sure about the whole etiquette behind tagging statuses other than photos (with photos, it's easy -- I never post pics of other people, let alone tag them). Isn't it too much to tag so many people at once?
Basically, help me make sure this reaches people without being seen as an irritating spammer.