“Everything you post on social media impacts your personal brand. How do you want to be known?”………Lisa Horn.
Every day when Facebook asks, “What’s on your mind?” around 400 million people respond with a status message. While some people take the opportunity to share about their latest meal, other people post photos or inspirational messages. Over the past few years, researchers have discovered the way people choose to present themselves on Facebook speaks volumes about their personality and self-image.
Understanding your behavior on social media could give you insight into your own personality as well as how others perceive you. Clearly, we may think we are presenting ourselves in a certain light only to discover other people view our behavior completely different.
I have heard and at the same time seen so many people try to create the impression as though no one should take his or her post on any social media serious. The question I always ask is, do you even know why it is known as ‘social media’?
Just like the Television, radio and the paper media, social media has come to be receiving so much attention than the other media mediums I just mentioned.
Eric Qualman once said “What happens on social media stays on google forever. We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.”
How significant do you see your post? What’s the motive behind what you post? Have you thought about the consequences of your post?
The significance of social media is always increasing as it brings so much to its users worldwide. Individuals, companies and governments have used diverse tools of the media for their own benefits.
Indeed, this means that social media is really a workable tool which when used can enable one to become a better person but could destroy you when it is not appropriately used. Yes it can destroy you. Just like that. I know by now you are asking how? but hey I know of people who have been disqualified from job interviews as a result of what they post on social media.
You can’t keep posting your pictures which exposes 99% of your body. where lies morality when you want to be employed in a bank, or any reputable organization. You tell people you have no moral upbringing by some pictures you post.
Its so common to see young people who are aspiring to be supposed great future leaders express their sentiments on political discourses as though they are the spokespersons of their party’s flag bearers.
.These folks will say all stuffs on their walls without regard for our cultural heritage as human.
Don’t get me wrong by this point but obviously some young people need to amend their ways and that includes their speech on social media. Some ago the extra mile to post very displeasing and insulting statements against their opponents in the name of freedom of speech. That is why you will keep enjoying freedom from working because no employer ones to have a very disrespectful person as an employee.
You can involve in politics without such behavior. Watch out your comments before it denies you an opportunity one day.
Some employers will do a thorough research into your profile and activities on social media, so what happens if a post is found and you are openly insulting the flag-bearer of a party he or she doesn’t belong to? A brand expert once said, “A brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is what customers tell each other it is. So what you inform people on social media can go a long way to inform your possible employer. Watch out!
It is also so pathetic that social media has made communication so easier to the extend that we have no regard for good morals which once founded our homes, religious bodies, work places and schools.
Today, you find someone write on his or her wall about the number of people he or she has slept with, the number of people he has defrauded, the cars and houses he has built meanwhile everybody knows the person is not working. People post pictures of assets they have acquired yet you don’t know the kind of business he or she is doing. What a shame on our society! what baffles me is that, some religious leaders don’t condemn these things they rather embrace it with teachings from their books to back their actions. Are you telling us that you have not been trained properly or what?
In deed, whatever you do will speak volumes to your readers and patriots.
By your inspirational messages I know you have a seed of optimism in you.
By your Biblical or Quranic messages I know you have a seed of the fear of the Almighty in you.
Your love to share post on political issues and sports tell me you have a seed of desire in politics and sports respectively.
What do you post?
I conclude with this; There are three sides to every interaction: yours, mine and the views of everyone watching us. Act Carefully.
Watch out for my next write up very soon.
Till then: see you at the TOP.
KAMPI LAARI ROBERT