The age of social media has let millions of people reconnect and stay up-to-date with family members, friends, and acquaintances. It also continues to shape the manner in which we communicate with each other. But it’s important to keep a few things in mind before you check your social media feeds.
There is no delete button on the Internet. Everyone knows how to capture a screenshot. Even if you keep your social media completely private, when relationships change, nothing is private. Are you going to be comfortable in 10 years with what you post today? It will be archived forever.
Be very careful before sharing names of real businesses, clients, friends or family. You don’t necessarily know who will see that information, or if you are even communicating with the right person. Social media is very accessible, which makes it also prone to fraud.
A good social media policy in the office now can save headaches later.