iCom: Things to consider before posting on social media

With how famous social media sites are today and how accessible it is, everyone can post anything they want online. However, this doesn’t mean that you should. Social media allows people to freely express their thoughts regarding a certain issue or anything under the sun but some people don’t realize the responsibility that this comes with.

Here at iCom, we want to help you be more responsible with the things that you post on your social media accounts, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. so that you can be the best online version of yourself.

For you to achieve this, we have compiled a few reminders that would be helpful for you to remember before you post online:

Know your audience

Before posting online, always remember the people who will see it. Check if you have friends that are minors, elders or someone who may be sensitive about a certain issue. Although you can’t control their reaction and you’re merely expressing yourself it would be best to think about their reactions.

If you have friends who are kids, maybe your nephew, younger cousin or brother, it would be best to avoid posting mature content.

Once you’ve thought about it and you think that everything is up to your standards, then go ahead and post it. If you’re having second thoughts and you don’t want a certain group of people to see it, you can always filter your friends and followers.

Think before posting

As a general rule of thumb, always think about your post thoroughly before posting them on social media, this goes for images, videos, tweets and others. Ask yourself, will this post have consequences?

Some people don’t think about the possible consequences of posting on social media when in reality, there are many. If the goal of your post is to simply bring down someone or to spread hate, it may be wiser to release those emotions by chatting with a friend. 

Sometimes, spreading negative energy online is not the answer to a social issue that you’re encountering but if you think that you’d be better off posting your opinion online, just make sure that you ponder on it for a few minutes.

Consider your company

Being a part of a company means that you represent them wherever you go and that counts on social media. When you post something insensitive or downright offensive content, people may check your profile and see what company you’re working for. This will lead your company to get a bad reputation and it can also affect your relationship with them.

These are some of the things that we think you should consider before posting on your social media. At first glance, it may not be that big of a deal but trust us, once you start incorporating them into your routine, you’ll be a better social media user.