When it comes to social media, we are responsible for the content we post, because once something gets on the internet, it never goes away. No matter if it is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or anywhere for that matter. We may believe that it is deleted forever, but think again. It is always going to be cached in the internet database. Is it appropriate? Is it bullying someone? and by creating photos and Photoshopping people in a distasteful way is not so good either. Did you know that a lot of information is stored behind a picture? If it is something offensive to others, that can hurt others, that can do emotional damage to someone, people can always find the origins of that photo that has been altered, Photoshopped or something that is done in a distasteful manner and that person can be in big trouble. There is also a thing called over sharing. Nobody needs to know what you are doing every second and every minute of the day, nobody needs to know when you took a shower, your last bowel movement, or when you went grocery shopping, nobody needs to know your extremely personal and intimate life. You can ruin your credibility, reputation and so much more can be at stake. It should not be anyone’s business but yourself. So the bottom line is do we T-H-I-N-K about what we post? Think about this acronym.
T — Thoughtful?
H — Helpful?
I — Inspiring?
N — Necessary?
K — Kind?
The internet is like a playground in a park, it is shared by children, teens, young adults, adults, young and old, strangers, some are people we know, some people we don’t know, and many people coming from different families. Well, now on the internet its kind of like the same thing, its a Social Media Playground. we share this space with hundreds of millions of people around the world. This is the biggest playground in the world. So we must be responsible for our actions and words. Some need supervision of what they post, some people need guidance, some need to really be careful of what they share. What is your opinion on this social media playground? How young is too young to be on the internet? When it comes to children and teenagers or anybody at any age for that matter, we need to exercise care into our posts, we need to really analyze and really read over and over again about the THINK Acronym that I had posted up above. Now I want to ask you, what you think about it. So I hope people will think twice before pressing on that submit or post button.
I really like your acronym, THINK (Thoughtful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind). What a thoughtful addition to the social media discussion. And thank you for following my blog…which I hope always deserves the THINK!
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An everything has two sides, one is good and another is bad. However, we are only responsible for make it good or bad. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offers extensive features of sharing our thoughts in front of the world. It would be only depended on us that, how we represent our imagination on networks. Always be positive on the social sites. Great post!