(BPT) - From awards shows to politics and sporting events, the beginning of the year is packed with comment-worthy moments. Many of us take these opportunities to share what we think are the smartest, sharpest and snarkiest takes and project online to our friends and beyond.
But as these major moments happen, are you really posting and reading content that's worth your smartphone data? Follow this checklist from Straight Talk Wireless to ensure you're delivering a dose of straight talk when it comes to the hottest trending topics on social media.
1. Politics. We all know social media is the unofficial debate stage and with the recent election you may have taken a stance yourself. Did you confidently craft your argument or did your post begin with, 'Now, I don't usually post about politics, but…'? If so, take a moment to question why not. Save yourself the long-winded debate with your distant relative and post a picture of a puppy instead.
2. Breakfast grams. Getting ready to post a shot of that delicious breakfast of yours? This one's easy: don't. No one really enjoys a photo of a soggy egg sandwich. Use your camera to capture something more meaningful instead - like the group of friends you're out to eat with.
3. Sweet talk. Posting about your significant other is like an action movie with too many sequels. The first one was great, but after the second and the third we all just want to move on. Keep the romance to yourselves and save the public displays of affection for anniversaries or birthdays.
4. Baby photos. Recently welcome a new little bundle of joy to your family? See sweet talk above. We all want to see your little one and gush over a few sporadic photos. But we don't need a play-by-play of their potty-training conundrums draining our data. Post away when they're first born and check in with us again at the next holiday.
5. Celebrity gossip. Debating who wore it best on the red carpet? Losing it over news that your favorite pop artist is having twins? So are a lot of other people. So mix it up. Tap those copywriting or photo editing skills to wow us with your sharpest take or hilarious meme. If a certain actresses' dress looks like a giant pizza on the red carpet, let us know. We'll probably agree with you.
Follow these tips to ensure you're posting content worthy of your precious data. Nothing's worse than overpaying for data, so save with Straight Talk Wireless. Straight Talk Wireless offers consumers access to the best phones on the best networks at just $45 per month for unlimited talk, text and data with the first 5 gigabytes at high speeds (then 2G*). And now you can double your data for only $10 more with Straight Talk Wireless' new 10 gigabyte plan, with the first 10 gigabytes of data at high speeds (then 2G) - all for $55! And switching is easy because you can keep your phone, network and number with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone program (BYOP). Best of all, there are no contracts, credit checks or mystery fees. Visit Straight Talk's YouTube page to learn more and teach the world the benefits of straight talk online.