Social Media Monsters
Social Media is everywhere today, and so are the monsters that are visible in the world of social media. You must understand that the world of social media and the different roads it can lead you and your business on is not always paved with gold – even if at first glance it looks that way. Social media and the monsters that hide and the ones visible in the various social media channels that one can find available in today’s World Wide Web can be extremely dangerous to your personal persona and or business.
Here you can find some of the social media monsters that are present in today’s World Wide Web that is dangerous and harmful to you and your business.
Social Media Monster 1
Temptation is the number one monster when it comes to social media. Temptation you can find in all aspects of social media, whether you are deciding to join a new social media channel or spend more time on a specific targeted channel, share or recommend (like, retweet, repin etc.) content, share or updating no- or low value content, whom to have in your networks and whom to trust, who and what (devices) manages your networks (who has access to change and manage), and the temptation list continues.
Temptation is everywhere, and anyone can fall victim to temptation, there is no harm to feel it, as long as you have the capability of resisting temptations, and if fall victim have the resources and knowledge available to recover as quickly as possible.
Social Media Monster 2
Rules and guidelines is the number two monster in social media. Having too many or having not enough rules and guidelines personal and business alike can have the world of social media turn very complicated for you and your business, especially if it comes to managing and recovering of your social media and online reputation thereafter.
Knowing what rules to put in place for social media is important for you, your business and your digital footprint or online history. Sharing and knowing what and how to manage social media and your employee’s social media has a dramatic effect on your business.
Social Media Monster 3
History or your Digital Footprint is the number three monster when it comes to social media. You must be aware that numerous Social Media Channels are almost indexed in search engines in real time – and if a negative update is left untouched by you then it might just pop up in a search engine search results page. This can have a negative influence on you and your business, and you must be aware that your actions now might have repercussions for you and your business later on.
Be aware of your digital footprint and what can be found about you or your business online to protect your online image and reputation – even months or years from now. This is one of the monsters you need to be aware of the most.
Social Media Monster 4
People are the forth listed social media monster – and are one of the most common and visible threats to you and your business. Not all the people on social media channels can be trusted and their value when it comes to engagement and cost of the client is different depending on the social media channel and the user themself. What you need to be aware of is that people can make or break your social media and business image, a single person trusted too much or a trust or lack thereof in a group of people or a network in a certain social media channel.
This is most probably the biggest and most influential monster when it comes to social media, professionally (business) and personally alike and one you should always be aware of and maintain a close eye on its activities. As stated before – “This monster can make or break you and or your business.”
Social Media Monster 5
Time is the fifth monster listed in social media. This monster is the biggest and yet sometimes the hardest one to find and fight with when it comes too effectively and efficiently managing your social media accounts, profiles and other social media resources. Time is one of the aspects of social media you will have to learn to manage, and effectively use in order to engage and grow your social media followers and ROI (Return on Interest) from your efforts and resources invested in this medium of communication.