Tweeting: What’s appropriate and what isn’t?
January 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm #150316
Looking at the most popular hashtags, and clicking any of them that include color, gender, religious denomination, sexual orientation, ect, often have people tweeting content that many would find offensive. If not offensive, inappropriate outside ones circle of friends.
For a 14 year old, this may not matter much; but for professionals, inappropriate conduct on Twitter can have dire consequences. I’ve been working with social media ranging from a limited presence to it being my job description all of my professional career. Every post I make, I assume a future employer or my co-workers may be watching.
The question is:
What is and isn’t appropriate on Twitter?
Note: I’m not looking for examples of inappropriate tweets or explicit descriptions. What I’m looking for would be: “I find it appropriate to post about something frustrating that happened with somebody on the street, but never about my job or a coworker.” I have full faith in this community to post appropriate content 🙂 You are all awesome!
January 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm #150318
There is a feature in everyone’s profile and it is a checkbox with the following:
Mark my media as containing sensitive content: If you tweet images or videos that may contain sensitive content, please check this box so that people can be warned before they see it. Learn more
What is and isn’t appropriate on Twitter is in the eye of the beholder and people have different sense of humor.
Have you thought about getting a second account?! I have a few friends who are in your predicament and they just got another account.
I’ll also share with you a reccommendation a friend gave to me a year ago. This was before Klout/PeerIndex got really big. I was debating whether or not to protect my Tweets and shut off completly my Facebook and Linkedin account because of the things that I wanted to share. I was just going to go underground completely. She told me know don’t do it because future employers want to see not only if you have a social media prescence but also if it’s a diverse prescence. I have to tell you it’s one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given. Especially with the whole Klout/PeerIndex issue….I know that particular issue is controversial but quite frankly it is what it is and companies use it. I want them to see a diverse picture not just focus on my job and where I work! Work/Life balance
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