I've often been quoted with saying; "Social media is a window into your life, however sometimes it's okay to close the blinds." I stand by my statement and the need for individuals, no matter their statue, to distant their personal and professional lives on-line. The recent quarrel between entertainers Drake and Meek Mill has everyone talking about it, even notable burger brands White Castle, Whataburger and Burger King decided to take jabs via Twitter at Meek.
However, no matter if you're on #TeamDrake or #TeamMeek one thing is for certain: celebrities and entertainers nowadays do not have to worry about others tarnishing their brands or reputation, they seem to be doing a pretty good job at doing it themselves.
In spite of the ordeal, there are some lessons to be learned from it all. In this blog post, I have outlined 10 of them in an effort to aid you in not ruining your career by using social media.
- Think before you post or tweet.
- Say what you mean, mean what you say.
- Admit when you are wrong.
- Seek advice, when necessary.
- When it doubt, don’t do it.
- What would your parents or boss think?
- How will this affect me or others around me?
- Take it offline, have a phone or face-to-face conversation.
- A response is not always necessary.
- Always protect your brand.