To Tweet or Not to Tweet
that is the question. I found this chart and laughed.
Then found myself thinking. It is so easy to be consumed by the sharing of information through social media. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (which I love), FourSquare, etc all are ways to get a version of your self out into the public realm.
Here is the real question – why do you want to share? There are people out there who tend to have an over share problem. Seriously, I really don’t want to know if you’re driving to work, eating lunch or just had a bowel movement.
I want my information to count. I use my social media connections to promote my image as an author, my writing and find interesting content/news. I have a plan and a purpose to what I do. I’ve met some wonderful people via my social media connections.
Like all things, social media should be used judiciously. Because the simple truth is – what is sent out into the cybersphere, will stay in the cybersphere.
As I swim in the ocean of social media, I live by a simple rule – can I stand by or defend anything I put out there? Thought provoking is one thing-libel, slander and defamation is another. If I have a doubt, I won’t post, tweet, or blog it.
Social Media is what you choose to make it. Choose wisely, because it will reflect upon you.