I spend a lot of time talking about why freelancers should be social online but there are a few social media dangers we need to pay attention to.
Social media dangers to be aware of
As literary citizens, it’s important we don’t get swept up in the drama of the moment when we’re engaging online. Here are a few quick tips for avoiding the negative side of social media.
Social media is now seen as a must-have for many in business. It’s a fabulous marketing tool, which can allow you to build relationships with clients. It’s also good for networking and even for providing customer service. However, social media can also cause problems, so if you’re using it for business there are a few things to be aware of.
Getting too comfortable
Social media gives you the tools you need to get a little more intimate with people. You can casually and closely engage them, having conversations and creating discussions. However, sometimes this means you can get a bit too familiar and forget your professionalism. It’s smart to keep some distance between your personal opinions and the things that you put on social media. For example, avoid engaging in heated discussions or debates!
Experiencing social media overwhelm
It can be a lot to handle when you’re trying to manage several social media accounts. There’s a lot of information coming at you, and many people trying to interact with you. Even when you have some distance between your personal life and your business’s social media, it can be difficult to manage.
Are you experiencing social overload? Here are some strategies for dealing with social media overwhelm without quitting social media altogether.
Accidently spreading fake news
Sharing things on social media is extremely easy. With just one click, or sometimes two, you can share something with all of your followers. Sometimes this is convenient, but it also means you can unthinkingly share fake news without taking the time to check its veracity. Learn how to spot fake news and help to prevent it from spreading.
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