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Please Step Away From the Phone

We put together a useful guide for navigating social media based on James Franco’s attention-grabbing antics lately

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If there’s anything James Franco knows — besides proper hair care — it’s how to get attention. But it’s hard to imagine that he’s been craving the kind of notoriety his pathologically candid Instagram feed has garnered of late. Even a self-styled social-media guru can use a refresher in Internet etiquette every now and then — which is why EW has drafted this handy guide.

DO
Send out selfies with your famous friends. Celebrities: We’re just like you!

DON’T
Hit on 17-year-old girls who tag you in photos. Celebrities: We’re (usually) smarter than that!

DO
Show followers the delicious sandwich you’re about to devour. #yum!!!

DON’T
Take off your pants, put your hand in your underwear, then take a picture. #NOPE

DO
Dig up an adorable childhood photo to post on Throwback Thursday.

DON’T
Call The New York Times‘ theater critic a “little bitch,” even if it is Whiny Actor Wednesday.

IF ALL ELSE FAILS
Consider simply tossing your phone into the sea. Sure, it’s a drastic move…but wouldn’t you rather be a Luddite than a laughingstock? #themoreyouknow