Pleasantly Using Social Media

Upon logging into Facebook after my lunch break to check updates and read up on all my favorite pages, I noticed a very rude and nasty post on my profile page.  Yes, on MY profile page!  The post was not something I would want a client, let alone my mother or any other family member to see.

One thing I always try to do when using social networking sites and life in general is: BE PLEASANT!  If I don’t agree with or like a post on Facebook or Twitter, I ignore it.  Simply move on.  I did, however, take the time to remove this post from my wall and then un-friended this person.  I don’t want that kind of trash on my wall or anywhere else in my Social Media happenings.  I’m not saying not to have fun, just use it pleasantly.

When marketing yourself as a business or business professional, remember people look you up on these sites to learn more about you and your business.  Search engines are crawling all over Facebook.  I can’t speak for you, but I do not want to be associated with anything like what was posted on my wall.  If my sex life is going to be broadcasted, I’ll be calling the shots on that one ;)   I’m a “fan” of 240 pages on Facebook, and yes, I’m one of those Social Media geeks that actually takes the time to read ALL the updates from those 240 pages [most of the time ;)]   I’m there to network and engage in decent conversations.  Do you check out the profile of the person requesting to be your friend on Facebook?  I do,  and will pay even closer attention, especially now .

Thought I would just share this bit of information, especially to those who are on Facebook , to build awareness about your brand and your business.  Here are a few tips when adding friends:

  1. View the info tab on their profile page
  2. See who their friends are – any in common?
  3. Take a look at the Wall post and see what kind of posting/updates are there
  4. Get a general idea if you two are there for the same reasons (whatever that might be)
  5. As I always say:  Be yourself and have fun with Social Media

2 thoughts on “Pleasantly Using Social Media

  1. Ted Prodromou

    Well said! How can anyone say anything bad about you? There are so many people using social media the wrong way and they deserve to be “unfriended.”

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