Keep Track of Your Social Media Impact
By Leiden Johnson on November 09, 2012
It is now easier than ever to share a thought or idea to the world by way of social media platforms but you should take care what you post and how you feel when you do. From RingCentral VoIP providers to manufacturers, most companies these days have taken to the internet and established a company presence. It is important to note that not just big businesses and celebrities get subjected to scrutiny so it is of vital importance to ensure that the persona you have represents you or the company as a whole. Here are a few ways to help you manage the footprint you leave on social media to make you more effective, regardless of whether it is used for person or business reasons.
The internet has given us the liberty to air our opinions while veiled by anonymity, as well as find diversions that can keep us entertained for hours on end. This is where the two kinds of self-control come in. One is to stop using the internet’s anonymity to post things that would normally be considered rude or offensive in real life. The other is to stop using the internet as a tool for procrastination when you could be doing what you really have to do.
Do Not Be Constantly Available
Okay, you are already aware of the danger that over-sharing can cause and consider yourself to be the most professional social media user. This is where one can easily fall into the trap of constantly being available. This is exhausting and can lead to irritation, which may easily turn you into the person you vowed never to be on the internet. An easy way to remedy this is to simply go offline. Do not answer any work-related e-mails past office hours, and leave your work where it is supposed to be left: the office. This prevents you from getting overworked and will help alleviate stress and burnout. Take a few days away from your mobile phone and you will be amazed at much more you will be able to get done when you reconnect again.
Filter the Content You Receive
Being barraged by online content is the not-so silent version of having a multitude of people trying to talk to you at once. Practice curating the content you get, filtering out the internet “noise”. Once you have done the required curation, it is now time to personalize. Social media platforms have made it possible for users to fully customize the content they receive and to make it an experience that is as personalized as possible. This way, you get the content that means the most to you, and block out the ones that are irrelevant, or worse, might cause you discomfort or annoyance. If you are not willing to remove someone from your list of friends due to politeness but still find their content of no use to you, simply filter them out and make room for the content you truly want to see.
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