I think most of us have heard the advice to never say anything you wouldn't want repeated or printed on the front of your local newspaper, and that goes double online where things seem to be archived forever.
Thanks for sharing socail media "censor" tips. Best Regards,
People just do not understand that social media is there for everyone to see and read. It is not so much a question of censorship, it is an understanding of what being tactful means. Social media is a public venue, where privacy is non existent. Anything you say can be misinterpreted and erroneous conclusions made.
We would rather hang out with our friends face to face rather than typing messages back and forth. Wishing you a great week. A
Facebook is the way all of my friends connect with eachother. I have found it to be somewhat difficult when it comes to photos. One night out with your friends, and you could be easily tagged with a less than glorified picture of yourself for all the world to see. As soon as any photos are revealed, i automatically save the photo and untag myself.
Social media has become a large asset when it comes to marketing clients properties so making my profile as professional and public as possible is a no brainer. Who wouldn't love to check out your personal life and see just how hard of a worker you are.
I am torn about that myself. Part of the social media benefit is that people get to know the person, the actual human being, behind the emails, websites and blogs. There is nothing wrong with everybody seeing I went out to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday, or that I was boating or on vacation. It's ok that Realtors have some fun and a personal life. It is tricky when it gets political, I really only post 2 kind of things: real estate and personal, everything else is off-limits.
P.S, I love your name! Mine is Stormie.
Raine: I agree... and even those things that we think are members only here on AR can find their way into the public domain, one way or another...it is always wise to "watch your mouth" so to speak. That was something I learned very early on and a good washing out of the mouth with soap was a good motivator! Reasonable thinking is needed in all forms of communication and with the advent of the social media platforms, it helps to remind ourselves of this at all times! Uber-vigilance of all our posts and the comments we make on other's posts needs to be used at all tiimes....
Tombstones will no longer exist, rather computer monitors with the last Facebook page of the departed will be there for those to share memories.
There is no substitute for personal one on one conversation.
Raine, my social media accounts are for business primarily, but every so often I will post a photo or a note to a friend that it was nice seeing them or wish someone a happy birthday/anniversary/etc. That is as far as my personal usage of social media goes though. I believe social media is a beneficial tool in allowing clients to see us as more human, but there are definite boundaries that I believe we should abide by as professionals. I do not feel like posting any and every thought you have is productive or conducive to business. Thanks for the interesting post and great questions.
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