Social Networking Impact

Social networking is perhaps one of the things in history that our era will be remembered for. It is an interesting world as people let others know what they are working on, doing, thinking about, and so on throughout their day. What many people forget to take into consideration, however, is that they are also telling the world what kind of person they are.

Reading some postings and comments makes me cringe. Not only do I find certain stories and comments offensive, but all I can think of is that everything a person posts online is part of a future job interview or meeting with the boss, a business advertisement, a first impression, and a general statement of one’s character.

I was told recently by someone that people need to remember that online messages are the same as standing up on a stage with thousands of people in front of you listening to you speak. It is not the same as hanging out in your living room where the conversations can take on a different “flare”, let’s say, and are private.

Before, stepping back off the soapbox, I just want to suggest that before you click that button to post something re-read what you have typed and ask yourself if the words correctly portray to the world the image of yourself that you want to be known as.

Remember: your words represent “you” and once they leave your lips or your hands they belong to the world and cannot be taken back.

~Debbie, The Gathering Place

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4 Comments

  1. bkjagadish said,

    April 10, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Remember: your words represent “you” and once they leave your lips or your hands they belong to the world and cannot be taken back.

    ~Debbie, The Gathering Place
    Nice line …intend using in my post elsewhere if permitted !…thank you
    -jagadish

  2. msdebbiep said,

    April 10, 2010 at 5:20 am

    the words belong to the world so please pass them along to others.

    – Debbie

  3. bkjagadish said,

    April 12, 2010 at 2:51 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH DEBBIE !!

  4. msdebbiep said,

    April 12, 2010 at 4:58 am

    🙂


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