Time is ticking away and the short work week is almost over. Now that we’ve only got three days to get our weekly work done instead of five, I find myself wracking my brain trying to make sure all our recurring deadlines are met. Although it would be all too easy for me to put social media postings at the bottom of my team’s priority list, I know how important it is to maintain our schedule.

Plus, it’s the last few days before Thanksgiving. I’d be crazy to think that a significant portion of the country’s workforce isn’t wasting a bit more of their time than usual browsing through their social feeds. (What?!)

However, social media usage is an important (and useful!) facet of professional marketing in today’s world and a little holiday fun online always adds a nice human touch. But don’t let a little fun turn into a huge faux pas.

So in the spirit of the holiday, I’m happy to share with you 9 Thanksgiving social media faux pas to avoid and ensure that both your business’s reputation remains positive, as well as your personal one!

  1. Don’t tweet after your fourth vodka cranberry.
  2. You don’t need an endorsement for “turkey carving” on LinkedIn.
  3. Don’t tag any incriminating photos on Facebook—your coworkers will stalk you.
  4. Just because something can be Snapchatted doesn’t mean it should be.
  5. It’s okay if your table setting doesn’t look as perfect as the ones on Pinterest.
  6. Don’t spend more than six minutes choosing the perfect filter for your Instagram photo of your pumpkin pie.
  7. Just like in the YouTube comments section, profanity isn’t appropriate at the kids’ table.
  8. A six-second Vine montage of you feeding the dog table scraps isn’t going to go viral.
  9. You may think you’re being sneaky, but everyone can tell you’re answering emails on your phone under the table.

This Thanksgiving, take a technology holiday…even if it’s only for an hour while you’re sitting down to eat! Your family, friends, colleagues, and clients will thank you for it.