Social Media Zombie Apocalypse

8 types of social media zombies and how to avoid them [Infographic]

With Halloween upon us, it’s time for all of the ghouls, goblins and zombies to come out. Unfortunately, while social networks aim to help us grow our network of followers, some of those zombies stick around well past Halloween and can often be seen lurking on many popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

What is a social media zombie?

Social Media zombies can come in many different forms, but one thing is for certain, they constantly exhibit the same pattern behavior on many of today’s popular networks.

Take a look at these 8 types of social media zombies to see if you recognize any of these social media zombies and learn how you can avoid becoming a social media zombie too!

8 types of social media zombies

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Need more examples of social media zombies? Another one of my favorite examples of social media zombies are those users who have their Facebook profile or page linked to a Twitter account. You could be considered a social media zombie too because not only does automating your Twitter account not help you grow your network of followers, but it screams that you’re dead to any followers you do have! Ask yourself, would you want to follow an account that is just a series of automatic updates?

Avoid becoming a social media zombie. You can do this simply by varying the content that you post.  Remember, just because you’re on multiple social networks doesn’t mean you have to post the same updates to each – you really shouldn’t.  Each network is unique and should be treated differently from one another. If you feel like you don’t have enough time and automating one of your social networks is your only solution, consider deleting your account or taking the time to develop a social media strategy.

While zombies and ghosts and ghouls go great with Halloween, they don’t belong on social networks. Do your best to avoid them at all costs!

What other techniques do you use to keep yourself from turning into a social media zombie? Leave a comment below.