The Pitfalls of Social Media


You, who is reading this blog today most likely has a Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and/or LinkedIn account.  The fact that the social media trend is becoming more and more the norm, it’s time we go back to a basic in a way. No, this isn’t a anti social media post, but a revert back to having something called manners and being smart when you talk on your pages.

Probably wondering what I am talking about having manners and smart on posting on your pages. The thing I see more and more of these post of how much someone hates this person or how unhappy they are.  We all sit behind a computer screen or phone to type are most random thought that just popped in our head.

One problem people forget, is that your boss, family, close friends, coworkers, etc. read what you write and review your pictures. If you go on your Facebook or Twitter today and post how horrible this major political person is or how much you had to drink last night, then you’re going to cause issues some how.

Right now as you get ready to post your hate for the rain, the president, or your best friend, remember, people read it.  Another thing to worry about when people read what you wrote, is they will interpret the way they see it. No way around it and no way you can go back to change their view.  However someone response, you have to then deal with either online or in person.

Just because you have a computer screen in front of you, doesn’t mean you will have to come face to face with who you made upset. My advice is have some manners when you are posting. You wouldn’t go up in the middle of the street screaming how much you hate this politic or how much you hate Jimmy. We were raise to have manners and if we had nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all.

It’s okay to have opinions and discuss today’s topic, but try to do it not in a social media setting. You really don’t know who would be offended on what you said and what friends you can lose over something so small. Don’t let the fact that a person is not in front of you block your manners.

In the end of the day, esp if you are working for someone or have clients. You need to be very careful what you post. Going around spreading your negative attitude gets you nowhere fast and you become less desirable to friends, coworkers, employees, clients, etc.

Just be smart when you post on your social media. It’s a great tool to keep connect with old friends and meet new people.  Don’t waste your chance, because you were caught up in the moment.

Having manners on a social media outlet is great in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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