Face Book, Emails and Fire Engineering Community
Social Media continues to ruin lives, marriages and careers. As with any technology it takes time to fully understand the implications. Maybe social media is doing us a favor by allowing us to view into the true character of others.
Yet, there are more than a few cases were someone just makes a mistake. It is important to realize that you can't un ring the bell. Posting behavior on social media should be your personality after one beer, not six!
How can you be sure not to post something that will haunt you for years is quite simple:
1. Do not type anything that makes you feel good when your angry.
2. Think if your post was published on the front page, would you be proud and could you justify it.
3. Don't talk negatively about your employer or relationships.
4. Talk about the issues not the personalities.
There is one caveat to number (3) If the speech is constructive and offers a solution you may be ok, however make sure it passes the questions in numbers1, 2 and 4.
Social media is a great tool to get your message out and share thoughts and ideas, just ensure you use it responsibly.