Oh golly. When it comes to sharing online…well, how about this: DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOR. In other words, my dear people…don’t air your dirty laundry online. No one needs to read it. Also…this may come as a galloping shock to some of you, but employers can, and do, scope out prospective employees on Facebook and elsewhere on the internet. Several years ago, mostly out of curiosity and because it was free, I attended a recruiting session on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus that was given by a CIA recruiter. This was a highly informative session. For one thing, I was crushed because I learned that the CIA has a mandatory retirement policy…and I was already too old for an entry-level position. Bummer. One of the things the recruiter said to us was that the CIA, the FBI…pretty much anyone who does background checks and security-related sorts of things, all of them can check you out on the internet. So…when it comes to sharing online? Think of it this way:
- Don’t post a picture you don’t want your Momma to see.
- Don’t rant about how much you hate your boss/husband/coworker/…etcetera.
- Don’t share those stupid memes that are based on pseudoscience or someone’s own personal guilt trip…”Click LIKE and SHARE if you love Jesus” kind of junk. If you love Jesus, dearie…it should show in how you behave and WHAT YOU SAY ONLINE…
- Do share great news.
- Do avoid listing someone’s home address, phone number, etc.
- Do not do not do NOT spew…
- Do not “friend” just anyone. Try to vet them. Sometimes there are some pretty…sick…folks out there, trolling for suckahs. Don’t be a suckah.
My mom always used to say that if you couldn’t say something good, just don’t say anything at all. This is good advice.
When it comes to sharing online…can we please please please PLEASE for the love of Jesus…just stop posting about politics? You are not going to change my mind. I don’t care if I change yours…really.
When it comes to sharing online…how about sharing the best of you? Something that is uplifting and encouraging? God knows we all have our demons to fight and burdens to bear. Let’s try to make life just a little better for each other. When it comes to sharing online…let’s make a community of positivity.
This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday prompt…”When it comes to sharing online…” hosted by the ever-ausome Kristi Rieger Campbell of Finding Ninee, who is also the Lion Mom of Tucker.