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Don’t be afraid to be funny on social media


June 11, 2015

What do most pieces of viral content have in common?  They have the ability to make people laugh.  According to TIME magazine’s “top 10 viral videos of 2014”, 7 out of the 10 videos could be categorized as humorous in content.  Laughter is contagious. It breeds positive feelings and happiness to everyone involved.  It spreads like wildfire and even the most hardened frowns cannot help but crack a smile when watching the devil baby attack video.

So, why the boring social media posts on what you ate for breakfast?  Most people would rather scroll through memes or watch Gangnam Style for the billionth time than see a post about how your tan is coming along.  They would rather hear about the guy on the beach who got attacked by seagulls, grabbed one, and proceeded to punch it in the beak (fictional of course).  Humor grabs attention, humor is out of the ordinary, and humor strikes people and is remembered over dull and uninteresting posts.  Humor is a strong tool to attract people to your social media outlets.  So don’t be afraid to crack a joke, or two, or three.

Here are 4 reasons you shouldn’t be afraid to be funny on social media.

By: Ryan Haber (Summer Account Management Intern)