11 Social Media Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

These Social Media Blunders Could be Hurting You Personally & Professionally

7. Using Poor Grammar & Spelling

Many unfortunate communication errors can be blamed on autocorrect, but we do have veto power over our phone or tablet’s word choices. "It’s" does not equal "its," and "your" is an entirely different word than the contraction "you’re."

Verbal shortcuts and misfires can look a bit sloppy. While "u" might save a couple of seconds when texting a friend, it’s probably better to stretch your fingers toward "y" and "o" first if typing "you" into a Facebook post that could be found by the HR guy who interviewed you last week.

The bottom line is grammatical and spelling mistakes make you look bad. So do your best to avoid them.