SOCIAL MEDIA: “ USED RESPONSIBLY!”
What is social media?
is any digital tool that allows users to quickly create and share content with the public.
Nowadays, it is important to be careful on what Social Media websites we’re visiting. Especially now that we are facing a global pandemic because of COVid- 19 virus People are working from home and student are into online learning so we spend our day mostly online. so it is important that we are aware to the proper use of Social Media. We live in science age & with the development of science & technology ,human beings of various parts of the world have become so much nearly that the world has become now a smaller place for entire human beings . INTERNET has become our life very fast & our contact within & outside have made us to feel that we are in neighbor in place with each other .The life has become fast & even we don’t have time to see our watch due to our INTERNET.
TIPS ON BEING RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA USER
1. Do not post photos or videos that can damage your reputation.
- Social media isn’t just for sharing fun selfies or bragging about your vacation plans anymore. The line between our digital and real lives has blurred, leaving many feeling the undeniable sting of a bad online reputation — even when they’re not connected to one of their devices. Let’s take a look at some of the people whose online reputations were irreparably damaged by social media use.
2. Do not Trash-Talk other people.
“Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.” Brian Koslow.
- There’s a reason why online reputation management has become so important. The rise of social media has made it easy for anyone to take to the web and share their opinion about anyone or anything. Sometimes those opinions are a deliberate attack and sometimes it’s just a simple case of wanting to vent. Let off a little steam.
- Don’t talk trash The problem with talking smack is that your attempt to devalue the reputation of someone else often backfires against you. Unless you’re an NFL quarterback or WWE wrestler, talking trash makes you look petty, desperate, or just plain ugly. It doesn’t even matter if you trash talk in a private forum or behind a protected Twitter stream, this stuff tends to leak out. There you were carefully crafting the perfect brand and now your own words have tarnished your reputation.
3. Do not post your Personal Information.
- You need to be careful with how much personal information you reveal online. Sharing your address, phone number, birthday and other personal information can mean you are at a greater risk of identity theft, stalking and harassment. This includes information you post on social media.
4. Do not post when you are Angry.
- “Speak your mind” and “post your mind” are not the same thing. A study that investigated how messages containing different emotions spread across social networks found that “anger is more influential than other emotions like joy, which indicates that angry tweets can spread quickly and broadly in the network”. The consequences of such angry posts can be dire. People have been publicly disgraced; lost their jobs and even faced criminal charges.
- It might hurt the person you want to see it, but it will also hurt you.
5. Do post or share fake information.
- Don’t get all your information on social media. Check trusted news websites or government websites.
- Check who wrote the article. Can you trust what they posted and are they qualified to post this information?
- Before sharing a post on Facebook or WhatsApp, make sure you’ve checked that it is trustworthy and factual information.
Social media and second-hand messages are not fool-proof ways of getting informed. It is best to get your information directly from an authority or expert on the issue, or from the reports from a reputable news outlet.
6. Spread Love not Hate.
- The anonymity and convenience of social media has made it easier than ever to spread hate. Instead of hiding behind your screen and criticizing others (or taking criticism yourself), spread love and self-love. … By spreading positivity online, you can cause ripples in your social circle and inspire others to do the same.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL MEDIA NEVER FORGETS
- This is hard for everyone to grasp sometimes because life moves so quickly and it just doesn’t seem possible that something posted today could impact anyone in 10 years. But the cold hard truth is that the internet is indeed forever. It never forgets. Even if you delete a photo or a post or an entire social media account, there are ways to find all of that information and those pages again. Even if something is funny or seems incredibly important right now, think about the fact that once it’s posted, it will never ever go away and think twice about your decision.
- Before posting anything online, go through the THINK acronym and ensure that what you want to post will benefit you and those who see it. T stands for true — Is this post/picture/comment truthful or is it possibly based on a rumor? H is for helpful — Will this help someone or will it potentially bring harm or hurt to someone? I is information — Is this actual information based on fact or is it gossip or unnecessary chatter? N is for needed — Is this something that people need to hear or it is irrelevant? K stands for kind — Is what you want to post kind and nice, or is it harsh or rude?
Always Remember Social media changed our life so much. Our life became more convenient because social media is a very useful tool for us in 21st century, it could help us to improve our life. However, we have to aware of how we use them. If we could use the social media smartly, having social media will become a good change for us.