Social media is here to stay,Though it seems very new concept as many people still do not understand the repercussions social media can have. For example, Employers in recent times will look up potential job candidates on social media to help in their decision making progress. Employers can withdraw candidates chances due to inappropriate content on their social media pages. Is this worth it?”
As we use Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media in communicating with family, friends and the general public we should be careful as to what we write because we can be in deep trouble that we are unaware or not even meant for harm.No matter how many times people are told to watch what they put on social media, we still continue to do and say things on these platforms that negatively impact our lives.
Though we own these Apps on our mobile devices but we maybe entitled to use them in whatever way we feel which is okay as long as we don’t harm anyone. Companies spend a lot of money on PR building the reputation of the company and they won’t let anyone damage that reputation just over a silly post made by an individual on social media.
You’re on social media, scrolling for something to capture your attention, and you pause.
Our clicks are Logged, Categorized, Interpreted and Rated. It’s leading to what Tijmen Schep, a Dutch technology critic, calls “Social Cooling” – A society of increasing social conformity and rigidity, in which we self-censor or second guess what we do online for fear of repercussions. There are huge licensed companies called
DATA BROKERS : They gather data about us based on what we post and like and share on social media, from everything from our cookies from our browsing activities through to emails and everything we do online are logged on their database for which reason they are creating Reputation scores about us.
The way forward:
- To be on a good side we must avoid posting inappropriate contents online.
- We all need to focus on what we post online and the potential consequences.
- Be smart about what we post online.
- Putting Restrictions on social media pages does not reflect as Anti behavior but security and safety practices is important.
- Avoid getting into arguments online with strangers.
- Avoid provocative or inappropriate photographs or information and discriminatory comments related to tribal, gender and religion; lying about qualifications; sharing confidential information from previous employers.
NOTE: BE CONSCIOUS OF YOUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES.