Lightly touching on some of the things we learned in lesson 3, i’ll be discussing how sometimes social media can actually cause more harm then benefit.
Im sure we all have a friend who overshares on their social media pages, from what they got from Starbucks in the morning to checking in from their dinner location accompanied by one to many photos. Then there is the one who posts every little detail about their relationship on social media for all to see, the good and the bad. Or even the one who jumps in to comment on everyones posts with the soul purpose of aggravating them, and keeps pushing their buttons if they respond. Im not sure about you but I’ve actually had to remove friends off my Instagram and unfriend some on Facebook because it was too much to handle. With all the benefits social media has brought us, there is also a wrong way to use it.
Social media has been an amazing breakthrough for our generation. From keeping connected with friends and family to marketing your small business, the possibility are ultimately endless. But I feel like social media used in the wrong way can take a drastic effect on you personally. All the oversharing on that rocky relationship that didn’t work out, or all those nasty comments you make on someone else’s post, this has people forming opinions of you mearly through your social media presence. Sometimes I feel like we all need to take a step back and really think about what we are sharing or commenting. Even as more and more privacy features are added each day, the information is still shared for all to see.
Oversharing on social media does not only apply to people but business’s as well. I have had numerous pages on Instagram and Facebook that have posted 5-10 times a day, flooding my timeline with their products and services. This is not only makes me a little bothered, but actually pushes me further away from wanting their product with every post they make. It is always a good thing to promote your product or service via social media, but within reason. Attacking me with various posts about what your trying to get my to buy is only going to make me lose interest in it. Finding that one way to grab peoples attention without having to flood their social media pages is what separates the good pages from the bad ones.
My interest was peaked with this topic when I came across this article:
give it a read if you like, I found it very interesting!
Speaking from personal experience on this article, id like to know where you all stand on this. Have you ever had anyone overshare via social media? Do you agree that oversharing at times can be more harmful then beneficial? Has a company ever tried aggressively advertising via your social media accounts?
Is oversharing on Facebook even a concern? Or should you know what your getting into when signing up?
Do some companies go to far with the over the top advertising via social media? #makeitstop #fairgame