Sometimes I come across shared graphics on Facebook that are so funny, I can't not repost them. This is one of those graphics. It's originally from Breaking Copy, which I had never heard of before this morning. It's a pretty interesting website, you should check them out!
Though, I do find it odd that Tumblr isn't on here...but maybe that's better. Let's keep Tumblr a secret!
This flowchart says a lot about social media these days...it's all about what we want others to see. What may be funny for our friends isn't necessarily appropriate for our bosses to see (luckily for me, I don't have a boss), or even worse...our parents!
Now, I'm a 33-year-old grown ass woman. But I still censor myself a little because my parents are on my Facebook. I just don't want to upset them, you know what I mean? I had to warn my mother when she kept trying to friend me on Facebook. he he
You might be wondering what I mean by "censoring myself a little." Here's an example...
It's Sunday night. I'm watching an old episode of SNL, in which Adam Levine of Maroon 5 appears. I would post something like, "When Adam Levine is on-screen, I can't not think about sex."
Because my mother (and father, and great-aunt and grandmother, etc) are on my Facebook, I actually posted, "Is it wrong that I am watching SNL and just replaying Adam Levine's singing over and over?"
Holding back is lame.
I shouldn't have added any family on my Facebook, damn it.
And Twitter? I used to use Twitter solely for chic chat - but once I began really building this blog and working with Public Relations and brands, I had to clean up my language and stop divulging so much personal information. I considered opening a new Twitter account, to keep my personal and business sides separate, but that would have been way too much work.
Don't get me wrong, I don't do drugs or party all night or anything crazy that would make anyone not want to work with me. I just know that my potty mouth isn't professional, and I want to reflect a professional image to any possible companies that might want to work with me.
How do you use social media? Are you a social butterfly or do you use these outlets just for business purposes?