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Personal vs. Professional Use of Social Media

In the non-cyber world, I am a sound believer that there is a time and place for everything.  There’s a time to be professional and a time and place to be personal.  This tenet of mine also holds in the cyber world.

When it’s time to be personal, you don’t censor yourself, you don’t worry about what to say and post, and you can also advertise for your professional life as well.  But when you want to be professional, you may want to consider very carefully where you post messages, how you go about posting on professional forums and social websites, and you will probably want to create different Facebook pages and other social media accounts solely for the “professional” you.

I feel like knowing how to separate and balance your personal use of social media with your professional use is crucial for your own reputation’s sake.  It is also important for the sake of your employers.  It is somewhat an art as well as a skill, and so I look forward to testing my creativity, skills, and patience as I continue to blog.

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One response

  1. Dr P

    Alice

    You have a good start here, but the issues are broader and more far reaching than you touch on here. Also – you thoughts are important, but you need to put them in a context and add information that I might be interested in beyond what you think.

    January 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

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