Tips for writing cleaner social media copy

Data suggest people make more writing mistakes on social media than anywhere else online. Don’t become one of them. Here are some things to avoid.

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When was the last time you read a social media post that contained an error?

It probably wasn’t too long ago.

Great writing is in decline. As content continues to be mass produced, readers are seeing more errors in self-published posts.

Where do people make most of their writing blunders? On social media.

Grammarly—a popular writing app—analyzed more than one billion words, and data suggest people are making more mistakes when crafting social media posts. Email and blog copy were reportedly much cleaner.

Often, social media managers are posting too quickly and not catching all of their mistakes. Data suggest writers made three times as many mistakes on social media as they did in email, and more than six times as many mistakes with blog copy.

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