Updated: Apr 21, 2021
Social media is a valuable tool in your career. Basic etiquette and common sense fosters a positive on-line identity.
Ask yourself the following questions before posting to an on-line platform:
Should I target a speciﬁc audience with this message?
Will anyone really care about this content besides me?
Will I offend anyone with this content? If so, who? Does it matter?
Is this appropriate for a social portal, or would it best be communicated another way?
How many times have I already posted something today? (More than three can be excessive.)
Did I spell check?
Will I be okay with absolutely anyone seeing this?
Is this post too vague? Will everyone understand what I’m saying?
Am I using this as an emotional dumping ground? If so, why? Is a different outlet better for these purposes?
Am I using too many abbreviations in this post and starting to sound like a teenager?
Is this reactive communication or is it well thought-out?
Is this really something I want to share, or is it just me venting?
Consider these questions before clicking “post.” You’ll be happy you double-checked before making a slip-up public to the world.