Transparency With Social Media Depends On What?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Transparency EffectNo question with the public nature of Social Media, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, there is a lot out there about yourself for people to see. So HOW VISIBLE you are with yourself depends on what?

Think first - who are you, and do you want all that revealed, some of it revealed, little of that revealed? Under age 20 people seem like they are complete open books for some reason

Re-evaluate often - If you are kind of a straight person and people cringe at your occasional off color language or humor and tell you, will you change? If you have a blue mouth or lamp shades on your head at parties does Grandma seeing that on Facebook bother you?

Target the audience - finally in crafting what you write, uploading pictures, tweeting, creating a profile or a photo album WHO is the main people finding that on the web? Be good with that. You drinking half a keg of beer while lying on the floor then trying to get that respectable job in the interview down the road, may not be the ticket.

Just be comfortable with your online presence!!

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Dörte Engel
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Dear Gary,

That is a creepy X-ray. Was that you? Looks like the type of weirdo picture I might take of myself. Drinking under a keg & such was never and will never be on my bucket list. I have a pleasantly boring life, which makes it relatively unsuitable for social media, because who would want to know that you weeded the garden for an hour or something like that.

April 16, 2012 08:06 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Good post and good reminder.  Some things in their I try and teach my kids.

April 16, 2012 09:17 PM
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Patricia Aulson
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Yes....think before you go forward with anything, When in doubt, leave it out!

 

Patricia Aulson/ Seacoast NH & ME REALTOR

April 18, 2012 09:30 AM
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Donna Yates
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Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

Gary: I am naturally a very private person and I'm just amazed at how open some people are. The rule I try to live by is: would I want my mother (and for business - my clients) to hear something on the news or read something in the newspaper about me but even that's not enough anymore with social media.  I think it's important to be even more cognitive of your privacy, not because you're hiding something but with identity theft and such, it's a must to be careful.

April 19, 2012 05:58 AM
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Suzie & Jim Hudson
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Gary, I think that possible buyers or sellers like to get a sense of your strengths and your experiences that show in your blog.  Too much information about your personal life is not very professional. We must be aware that what you print on the internet remains there forever!  

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