Breaking news….Social media is in fact….Social!
Social Media outlets are not diaries, confidants or private/confidential conversations. The reality is that now, more than ever, social media conversations are public, or at the very least semi-public.
Whether “friends, followers or connections” the reality is that every day more and more of what you post is available via search. More importantly, even without search, what you post can leave your immediate universe of friends and followers, and in some cases, even go viral.
Who cares? You should, especially if a friend, follower or connection becomes a foe, gets annoyed with you, or just decides that something you wrote is so interesting, ingenious (controversial, embarrassing) that they just have to share it with a friend who is not your friend.
Below are examples of some gems that have been circulating around the web — all examples and further reminders of why you should read, re-read, and then read once more before you hit send, share or tell Twitter “what’s happening.”