Social Media Revolution (The Refresh)
You’ve seen this before, but this is the refresh as of last month.
It’s hard to believe that I still have friends who take themselves off of these networks in order to seem credible in their careers, and even start businesses. And then wonder why it hasn’t worked.
Have you ever had issues managing your personal brand online? And when I say ‘brand’ I don’t mean it in business sense. I mean the face, the personality and the general impression you give anyone who may view you online. Personally, I have not, and I’ve been very present online in various forms this past decade (you can check WayBackMachine if you want proof). Yet, somehow, I’ve managed to steer clear of a lot of the tainted experiences that my friends have, despite them only being active for half the time.
I don’t know, maybe it’s because they post such SHIT on Facebook. But that’s just my opinion, it’s not as though they post it all themselves, sometimes they just get caught in the crossfire via mutual friend’s tagging frenzy. Maybe it’s my violent tendencies that prevent similar experiences happening to me. I’m pretty threatening, after all.
It’s incredible how people i know who will eventually need a good web presence belittle social media and the importance of keeping a personable appearance online. Oh well, they’ll realize eventually and hopefully when not too much damage has been done.