spring break pit falls
Spring Break is upon us. It is time to cut loose and let your hair down. Before you use your social media to show the world your adventures, here are a few things to think about before you do.
Pictures are worth a thousand words…Maybe more.
Posting pictures of your night on the town or fun in the sand maybe funny. Just remember that you have to face your coworkers at the water cooler on Monday. Take all the pictures you desire to remember your trip but be selective of the pictures you post on your Facebook and Twitter. Even if you delete them later, they can still show up in search results for quite some time.
Google Tracks Your Check-ins (so can Everyone Else)
GPS generated platforms like Gowalla and Foursquare are popular sights to be on these days. You receive awards and points as an incentive to check in. Multiple check-ins get you even more awards and points…However…it may be fun getting awards and points but not explaining to future employers or even your current employer that you’re not a severe alcoholic or binge drinker when you have checked in at 20 different bars in one night. Think before you “Check-In” on these sites.
You Don’t Have to be Everyone’s “Friend”
Just because you meet someone at a bar or beach party doesn’t mean you have to friend them. Friending them gives them access to all your private information. They may have been the life of the party last week and stalk you this week. Think to yourself ” Would I want to be friends with this person next week, Next month, Next year?” If the answer is “yes” then it will probably be a great connection if not don’t accept their request.
One last thing to remember…The Web ALWAYS Remembers. Just because you post something and then delete it doesn’t mean it is gone. Once it is post on the World Wide Web it will Forever be on there. Enjoy your Spring Break and use your social media carefully.
I use my knowledge to assist clients in this new wave of web marketing. I also put my five years of upscale retail management experience to work bringing a higher level of success to everything I touch. My three years of experience in the hotel industry (Sales Department, Accounting, and concierge) helped to polish my business savvy. Although my main focus is social media, I has a strong background with fundraising for a large non-profit organization and chaired several events. I am a proud mother of three beautiful children. I live happily in Santa Clarita Valley, California.
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