We’ve all done it. We tried a new social media because it seems to be all the rage, but when it came down to it, it’s just not you. It’s too time consuming, it’s too hard to figure out, or it keeps changing everything around frustrating you, so you stop using it.
Well, if you do that for your personal life, fine. In business, that is not a great move. If you have links on your print items, website, where ever (to your say a Twitter account) and people go there and see that you haven’t posted or responded to anything in 6 months or longer, they are going to tilt their head your company or even you. No, it is not a requirement to post 20 times a day on everything. Not all social medias are right for everyone. I have a client that I’ve advised several times that Twitter is not right for him yet. He’s way too busy, rarely around a computer and he likes his phone simple. Tumblr was a better option.
I’m not telling you not to try something. Try it for awhile before adding it to print items or website. If it doesn’t work for you or you don’t like it, close down that account. Please don’t ignore that account and leave it in limbo.
If you aren’t sure how to use a particular social media, you can give me a call. I will be happy to sit down with you and teach you a few time saving steps and better social media practices.
There have been many news reports and articles written about people that are fired or not hired because of things they have written on the internet. Many different news channels have discussed whether or not it is ethical for Employers to look at your Facebook and other social media accounts to get a sneak peek into your personal life and other connections. It has been outlawed in many areas that employers can not ask for your passwords but that won’t stop them from looking publicly!!
Make sure your privacy settings are set correctly. Facebook LOVES to change the rules regularly. When in doubt, don’t post it!! If it’s slightly questionable and you’re job hunting, it may be best to not post it. Same rules apply to Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and etc…
Here are a list of Mashable articles that may interest you and go into more detail: