How to make a simple post that says, ‘It was fun’
It’s not unusual for people to make posts that say, “It was a great day,” or “I was able to enjoy myself.”
But they’re not always very helpful.
“It’s a sign of a post that you’re trying to be helpful,” said Susan M. Kagan, a professor of psychology at Harvard.
“I think that the goal of a helpful post is to be as helpful as possible.”
And so how do you know when someone’s trying to get a message across?
Kagan says that if the message itself is not helpful, she’d recommend that person “ignore the post,” and return to the post after a few minutes.
In the case of a friend, Kagan recommends posting something like, “You’re the best friend I have.”
“If you’re reading the same post again, it’s likely a form of trolling,” she said.
“People do not like to see themselves as the bad guy.
They want to see others to be the good guy.”
Kagan said that when people post a lot of content, it tends to reinforce the message that they are the bad guys.
This creates a feeling of insecurity, which can be particularly problematic for people who are trying to communicate their feelings.
Kogan said that it can also lead to “false expectations” that people might not be able to keep up with.
The idea that it’s difficult for people not to be able read someone’s posts when they’re trying so hard to communicate a message is a common one among social psychologists, and it can be a cause for concern.
But Kagan and other experts caution that if a post is meant to be a general message, it may be better to leave it at that.
For example, if a person is talking about a traumatic experience, it can make sense to talk about how that can help the person heal and not focus on what they did wrong.
But if the person is trying to describe their own experiences, then it can become hard to understand the person’s intentions.
So “a very general, general post, and maybe just a couple of sentences,” is a better approach, said Katherine B. Kuznetsova, a psychologist at the University of Washington.
“There’s a lot to learn about people, and how they talk and how their communication is different from one another,” she added.
“You want to avoid the temptation to use the exact same language, but to be more specific about what you’re talking about.”
To make it easier for people, KuzNetsova and others have developed a tool that helps people sort through a person’s posts.
They call it the Self-Discovery Toolkit, or SDT.
The toolkit contains a few tools like the “Favorited” and “Likes” buttons, as well as an index of posts that the user has liked.
When someone clicks on the “like” button, it will bring up a menu of the posts the user likes most.
If you don’t click the “likes” button in the same order as the posts, you can see the most recent posts for that person.
To sort through all of the people’s posts, just click the plus sign next to the person and you can filter out all of their posts.
“The toolkit is designed to help people see their own posts and decide what posts to like,” Kuznets said.
And that helps to make it easy to sort through the content that’s being shared.
“If I had to give it a three, I would say the toolkit has improved people’s ability to read other people’s work and then to be aware of how their work is being used,” she continued.
“And that’s important to have.”
Kuz nets are also a good way to make sure that you aren’t posting content that is offensive to other people.
“When I post something, I want to make an effort to not make it personal or insulting,” Kiznetsov said.
For instance, she doesn’t want to write a post called “It takes a village to raise a child,” or something like that.
She instead wants to write something like “This is how a family is made,” and then write, “I would love to hear from you.”
“There are certain kinds of posts on social media that are not acceptable for everyone,” Kaznetsovas added.
She recommends that people take a look at their own posting to see what kind of content they might be posting.
“Most of the time, people aren’t aware of their own intentions,” Kitz said.
But in situations like this, it might be important to try to be careful.
“In the end, you might not even be able do that,” she advised.
“But I hope that’s not the end of it.”
How do you spot when someone is trolling?
If a person posts something that is really, really bad, then they’re probably trolling, said Kathryn B. O’