With an alarming frequency I am noticing that more and more people are using social media platforms, especially Twitter as a means of venting their personal frustrations or grievances. I am not talking about mentioning that you are having a bad hair day or a fashion meltdown, more the act of ripping someone to shreds on the world-wide web! In my opinion this is a rather dangerous practice because as with the spoken word once you have said it or in this case Tweeted it you cannot take it back.
Although social media has become a very powerful networking tool we do need to be responsible how we use it and what we put out there! Shall we call it – displaying a bit of social etiquette.
Please don’t get me wrong I am not claiming complete innocence in this matter and I am aware that there are other social networking practices that are as annoying but it has made me realise as with other things in life, there are social consequences.
As with other forms of negative speech I am setting out to banish it from my social networking practices. If it is neither constructive or helpful, in my opinion, it is not worthy of being written! I am aware that there will certainly be people who will disagree with me on this and probably tweet about but c’est la vie!
Happy Friday and Tweet on!